Thursday, January 27, 2011

More fund needed for sign language dictionary making

(KPL) The Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Unit has said that more funding is needed for making the first sign language dictionary to ensure better communication between either people with hearing and speaking disabilities or normal people with these people.

The Unit said that its project of making the dictionary needed as much as USD 23,600 but the unit had only USD 18,544 at hand which was the donation from the Australian Embassy in Laos and a Swedish organization SHIA (USD 12,318) and USD 6,226 from selling paintings donated by Lao and Thai artists.
It said that it received paintings totally worth USD 11,382 from the Lao and Thai artists but it managed to sell half of them.
The Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Unit launched its research into sign language words to make a dictionary project on 18 January. It said the project will be implemented till the end of April.
Source: KPL Lao News Agency

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