In Pakistan, where hundreds of languages already coexist, a unique one may be about to join the mix; Pakistan Sign Language is increasingly used in schools for deaf children, vocational and technical training, parent training, and teacher education–a big step for a country where not too long ago “often [deaf people] were shunned or ostracized by people who considered them mentally handicapped and unsuited for normal life.”


Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/02/opinion/bina-shah-a-new-language-for-pakistans-deaf.html?_r=0


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