Worldwide, there is a need for inclusive education of the deaf and efforts to improve understanding of the different types of deafness by highlighting the many different methods of communication used by deaf, deafened, deaf-blind and hard of hearing people, such as sign language and lip-reading.
The IWD was launched by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in 1958 consequent to the 1st World Congress of the WFD took place in September 1951.
According to the WFD, the purpose of IWD is to draw the attention of politicians, authorities and the general public towards the achievements of deaf people and the concerns of the deaf community. During this week, organisations of deaf people worldwide are encouraged to carry out information campaigns about their work, and to publicise their demands and requests.
Another purpose of IWD is to increase solidarity among deaf people and their supporters, and is used as a time to stimulate greater efforts to promote the rights of deaf people throughout the world. But, unfortunately, there is no common platform for the deaf people of Rajasthan and the government is ignoring their rights, it is felt.
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