Rep. Eddie Lucio III Observes Deaf Awareness Week

Rep. Eddie Lucio III Observes Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf communities around the world are coming together to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week, which is observed annually during the final week of September. It is a celebration in which individuals are encouraged to learn about and actively participate in the culture of the deaf and the hard of hearing. Deaf Awareness Week serves to increase public awareness of the issues, language, and culture of the deaf community, as well as to recognize the many contributions made by deaf and the hard of hearing to our society.

Deaf Awareness Week began as a one day celebration in 1958, but has since transformed into a weeklong event. This year it will be celebrated from September 21-27. During this week, the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin will be holding a number of events. These include a deaf awareness night, an interactive open house at the school, and a number of free sign language classes. The event is open to the public.

The public is invited and encouraged to take part in Deaf Awareness Week by learning about, interacting with, and celebrating the deaf and hard of hearing community. The Texas School of the Deaf hopes this week will be exciting and educational for individuals all across Texas. For more information, please visit http://wfdeaf.org/whoarewe/international-week-of-the-deaf