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SUPPORT DEAF PEOPLE'S HUMAN RIGHTS

SIGN THE WFD CHARTER!

What is the WFD Charter?

The WFD Charter on Sign Language Rights for All is a document that outlines key principles that signatories agree to support.

Who can sign the WFD Charter?

Signatories to the Charter can be individual persons, organizations or government entities. Anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to sign the WFD Charter.

Why sign the WFD Charter?

In signing the Charter, you can demonstrate your support for the rights of deaf people to realize their full human rights through the use of sign languages.

HOW WE HELP

OUR WORK

The Barbados Council for the Disabled helps persons with various disabilities from all walks of life, be they resident or visitors to our island.

We provide accessible transportation, braille translation, beach wheelchairs, sign language interpreters, property assessments and much more with the aim of creating a barrier free environment.

WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

LEARNING DISABILITIES

Image: Frustrated Child with a learning disability

The term Learning disability (LD) is used to describe a range of learning issues. These issues have to do with the way the brain gathers, uses, stores, and sends out information. As he grows your child will learn many things —how to listen, speak, read, write, and count. Some skills may be harder to learn than others. If your child is trying his best to learn certain skills but is not able to keep up with his peers, it's important to find out why.

If your child has a Learn Disability, the sooner you know, the sooner you can get your child help. Your child can succeed in school, work, and relationships. Children with LDs may have trouble with one or more of the following skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, reasoning, and math. The most common type of LD is a reading disorder.