History timeline: Sign Language

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April 1, 2003: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted Recommendation (2003) on the protection of sign languages in the member states of the Council of Europe. The Assembly recognizes sign languages as the expression of Europe's cultural wealth and as a feature of Europe's linguistic and cultural heritage. -- "The status of sign languages in Europe." coe.int p23