ITALY: What sign languages are used in Italy?
This article can help you answer the following questions:
What additional sign language resources are there for Italy?
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?
Associazione Italiana degli Educatori dei Sordi (AIES)
Ente Nazionale Sordomuti (ENS)
Mason Perkins Deafness Fund
Additional sign language resources for Italy
We will update this section as more information becomes available.