ITALY: What sign languages are used in Italy?
This article can help you answer the following questions:
Where is Italy?
How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Italy?
There are an estimated 1,993,200 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Italy.
This percentage is a rough estimation: 3.3% of the general population. Lack of research make estimating these numbers difficult. The World Health Organization estimates 5% of the world population has significant hearing loss. Keep in mind that developing nations typically have a much higher number of Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations.
What sign languages are used in Italy?
Lingua dei Segni Italiana (LIS)
Written / spoken languages in Italy:
Many other minority / endangered languages
How do you say Italy in sign language?
Where can I learn Italy Sign Language online?
This language is not yet available. If you would like to learn this language, please request it here: https://www.intersignuniversity.com/sign-languages
InterSign University offers many international sign language courses. Check them out here:
What Deaf organizations are located in Italy?
Mason Perkins Deafness Fund
Additional sign language resources for Italy
We will update this section as more information becomes available.