Friday, July 29, 2011

1000 Protest in the Streets

Deaf people living in the island nation of Sri Lanka, off the coast of India, held a demonstration today demanding equal rights. Some 1000 protestors in the capital of Colombo said they needed, among other things, qualified interpreters. Only about a quarter of the interpreters working in the country are considered qualified. There are more than 70,000 deaf Sri Lankans.