|Culled from Eye Hand Studio
To be a friend to the Deaf community, you must support sign language in one way or the other way. In 1913, George W. Veditz said: "Enemies of the sign language are enemies of the true welfare of the deaf.” Even though it was quoted in old time and yet I agree with the quote till today, its simple and truth, nothing more nothing less, if you don't support the sign language then you are an enemy of the real welfare of Deaf in general.
Before I forget, we must appreciate all sign language interpreters who took their time to learn sign language and then become interpreters for our sake as George W. Veditz's quote means that to be friends with Deaf people and support the welfare of the Deaf, you must equally support sign language. I have met almost all sign language interpreters both in Nigeria and America, they are beautiful and friendly people, they see themselves as a service to the Deaf community, as a bridge between the Deaf world and Hearing world and they even integrate themselves into Deaf world to the point that we thought they are actually Deaf, I believe it is the same case for all countries.
The good news that we also have Deaf interpreters and they are working hand in hand with general interpreters. Show your love, support our sign language and then you are our friends.