USA (MNN) — It’s day two in the International Week of the Deaf, an annual celebration of Deaf culture, accomplishments, and sign languages.
(Graphic courtesy of World Federation of the Deaf)
Each of the seven days has a specific focus, and IWD aims to raise Deaf awareness and advocacy among the wider hearing community. Read past IWD stories here.
There are approximately 70 million Deaf people worldwide who use more than 350 unique sign languages. Until this summer, no sign language a complete Bible. Today, U.S. Deaf believers rejoice as the first to have all of God’s Word within reach. Watch the ASLV Bible here.
“There has been a tremendous and exciting reaction from the U.S. Deaf Christian community,” Deaf Missions President Chad Entinger says via email. Earlier this month, the first-ever ASLV Bible “went live” on Deaf Missions’ app after 38 years of labor.
“Doing sign language Bible translation with video drafts takes longer than text or printed drafts,” Entinger explains.