Belgian Sign Language, now generally known as Flemish Sign Language or French Belgian (Walloon) Sign Language depending on the ethnicity of the community, is the deaf sign language of Belgium, a country in Western Europe. The Flemish Deaf community is estimated to include approximately 6,000 sign-language users (Loots et al., 2003).
... On 2006-04-26, the Flemish Parliament unanimously recognised the Flemish Sign Language as a language in Flanders ... The decree consists of three major parts Recognition The Flemish Sign Language is recognised as a language in Flanders and Brussels-Capital Region ... Advisory committee An advisory committee on the Flemish Sign Language is instated, with a maximum of fifteen members, half of which have to be Deaf ...
... Flemish Sign Language was recognised on 2006-04-26 by the Flemish Parliament ... symbolical) recognition (see excerpt below), the foundation of a commission that will advise the Flemish government in all matters related to VGT and the structural funding of research ... was accelerated by the most successful petition ever with the Flemish Parliament and the presence of a Deaf member of parliament, Helga Stevens, and her interpreters in the Flemish Parliament ...
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