28th June 2017 – Gathering of the Polish Parliamentary Group for Deaf Affairs

On 27 June, Dr. Paweł Rutkowski delivered a paper entitled “Polish Sign Language (PJM) and signed Polish (SJM) from the linguistic perspective” to a session of the Polish Parliamentary Group for Deaf Affairs. This presentation made by the head of our Section for Sign Linguistics to Polish members of parliament served as a prelude to a discussion on the need to amend the “Act on Sign Language and Other Means of Communication” involving representatives of several ministries, organizations and associations of Deaf people and CODAs, and the chairwoman of the Group, MP Kornelia Wróblewska. We hope that this meeting will represent a step towards fostering even broader collaboration among all those interested in the communication rights of sign language users.