|Name of the country/area||Seychelles|
|Formal name of the country/area||Republic of Seychelles|
|Country/area information||The World Factbook (CIA)|
Indigenous signs for "Seychelles"
Population of Deaf/deaf people
Legal status of sign languages
- Status of the National Sign Language(s) from WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. (See Bibliography below).
1. The country’s government does not formally recognise the country’s sign language(s).
2. Deaf Association/Deaf Group lobbies the government for the recognition of the country’s sign language(s)
Organizations and associations of the Deaf/deaf
Association of People with Hearing Impairment; established in 2005. (WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. : See Bibliography below.)
Institutes, associations and universities for sign language studies
Education for the deaf
- Access to Education from WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. (See Bibliography below).
1.The government does not recognizes that Deaf children and Deaf students have the right to receive an education.
2.Legislation or policies on Deaf Education:
3.The government provides those educational settings for Deaf children and Deaf students:
4.The government provides bilingual education using the country’s sign language(s) for Deaf children and Deaf students in those educational settings:
5.Total number of schools specifically for Deaf children and Deaf students in the country, and the educational approach for communicating with Deaf children and students at the Deaf School:
- None, Deaf children and students receive an education at the School for the Handicapped (School for the Exceptional Child)
6.Deaf people’s access to a University education and sign language interpreting services at University:
- They do not provide academic subjects or school curriculums for Deaf students.
Sign language interpretation
- Status of Sign Language Interpreting Services from WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. (See Bibliography below).
1.The number of sign language interpreters in the country:
- None: There are no interpreters available in the country of Seychelles; Deaf people use hearing people who know sign language for interpreting support. There are plans for a French expert to provide an interpreter training programme, to commence in 2009.
2. Sign language interpreting qualifications:
3.The provider of the sign language interpreting services:
4.National Association of Sign Language Interpreters:
5.National Code of Ethics for sign language interpreters:
6.Legislation or policy in the country which states that the government has a responsibility for the provision of sign language :
Deaf communities and cultures
Religious activities by the Deaf
Famous Deaf persons and hearing persons concerned with sign languages
Sign language dictionaries
The country does not have a sign language dictionary ( WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. (See Bibliography below)).
World Federation of the Deaf and Swedish National Association of the Deaf. 2008. Global Survey Report. WFD Regional Secretariat for Southern and Eastern Africa (WFD RSESA). Global Education Pre-Planning Project on the Human Rights of Deaf People. World Federation of the Deaf. Finland.
History of sign language research
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|North Africa||Algeria | Egypt | Libya | Morocco | Tunisia|
|West Africa||Benin | Burkina Faso | Cote d'Ivoire | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Liberia | Mali | Mauritania | Niger | Nigeria | Senegal | Sierra Leone | Togo|
|Island states in the Atlantic Ocean||Cape Verde | Sao Tome and Principe|
|Central Africa||Burundi | Cameroon | Central African Republic | Chad | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Equatorial Guinea | Gabon | Republic of the Congo | Rwanda|
|East Africa||Djibouti | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Kenya | Somalia | South Sudan | Sudan | Tanzania | Uganda|
|Southern Africa||Angola | Botswana | Lesotho | Malawi | Mozambique | Namibia | South Africa | Swaziland | Zambia | Zimbabwe|
|Island states in the Indian Ocean||Comoros | Madagascar | Mauritius | Seychelles|
|Areas and others||Western Sahara|