|Name of the country/area||Sudan|
|Formal name of the country/area||The Republic of the Sudan|
|Country/area information||The World Factbook (CIA)|
Indigenous signs for "Sudan"
Illustrations in the literature
"Sudan" (In: Japanese Federation of the Deaf ed. Supervisor: Hedberg, Tomas. 2003. Country name-signs. Helsinki, Finland: World Federation of the Deaf. 87.)
Population of Deaf/deaf people
The National Government’s official number of Deaf people : 48,862. Sudanese National Union of the Deaf's official or approximate number of Sign Language Users: 10,000. (WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. : See Bibliography below.)
Legal status of sign languages
- Status of the National Sign Language(s) from WFD. 2008. Global Survey Report. (See Bibliography below).
1. The government recognises the country's sign language(s) in : the Policy
2. The year when the country’s government formally recognises the country’s sign language(s): 1971.
3. Deaf Association/Deaf Group lobbies the government for the recognition of the country’s sign language(s).
Organizations and associations of the Deaf/deaf
Sudanese National Union of the Deaf ;established in 1972(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 recognizes that Deaf children and Deaf students have the right to receive an education.
2.Legislation or policies on Deaf Education:
- Law planning organisation of the education system
- National Plan of Education for ALL PEOPLE
- Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Constitution)
3.The government provides those educational settings for Deaf children and Deaf students:
- Kindergarten (Between 3/4 years old to 5/6 years old)
- Primary (From 5/6 years old to 12/13 years old)
- Secondary (From 12/13 years old to 17/18 years old)
- University (After 18 years old)
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:
- 15 schools
- Oral and Sign Language (Total Communication)
6.Deaf people’s access to a University education and sign language interpreting services at University:
- All universities on an equal basis
- Sign language interpreting services are not available
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:
- 20 Interpreters
2.Sign language interpreting qualifications in the country:
- There is.
3.The provider of the training for people who want to become qualified sign language interpreters:
- National Association of the Deaf
- Other: Both the National Union of the Deaf and National Society for the Deaf.
4.Total years of training to become a sign languate interpreters:
5.The number of sign language interpreters who have formal interpreting qualifications in the country:
- 5 interpreters
6.The way Deaf people access sign language interpreters:
- 1. Arranged contacts by associations
- 2. Personal contacts
- 3. Requests from the government services departments
7.The provier of the sign language interpreting services:
- National Association of the Deaf
- Others: Both the National Union of the Deaf and National Society for the Deaf.
8.The area of life sign language interpreting services are available:
- Social Services
- Court Services
- Educational Services
- Counselling Services
9.The payment for interpreting services, and those who are responsible for paying:
- Sign language interpreters receive payment for interpreting services
- National Association of the Deaf/Deaf Group pays
10.The average hourly rate of payment for sign language interpreters:
- 10 – 50 Sudanese pounds a day (3.22€ to 16.10€ on 31st May 2008).
11.Sign language interpreters sometimes provide voluntary service for sign language interpreting assignments.
12.National Association of Sign Language Interpreters:
13.National Code of Ethics for sign language interpreters:
14.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.
MacMichael, H. A. 1934. Arab dumb show. In : Sudan Notes and Records. 17: 129.
History of sign language research
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|Island states in the Atlantic Ocean||Cape Verde | Sao Tome and Principe|
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|East Africa||Djibouti | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Kenya | Somalia | South Sudan | Sudan | Tanzania | Uganda|
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|Areas and others||Western Sahara|