Although there is an International Sign Language, known as Gestuno, it is not commonly known within the deaf community, and is used only at international Deaf events and meetings. In reality, hundreds of different sign languages are in use around the world. But not only are there different sign languages from one country to another, but there are even different dialects within the same country or linguistic community. For example, American Sign Language (ASL) differs notably from British Sign Language (BSL) – to a greater extent than both languages differ at speaking level.
The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) […]