The 5 Deaf and 3 hearing representatives from the Jordanian Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are safely back in Jordan. They completed the intensive 8-days program with visits to schools and organisations for deaf education and interpreter training.
The last school we visited was Kentalis Compas College Zaltbommel, a secondary school for deaf and hard of hearing. A Deaf employee prepared an interesting program.
There are several special education schools in Holland and one of them is Signis primary Deaf school in Amsterdam, which is part of Koninklijke Kentalis.
Besides the secondary Kentalis Guyotschool in Groningen, the Exchange participants also visited the primary Auris Dr. M. Polanoschool in Rotterdam.
What was going on? The sails of the mill of Nijeveen suddenly started turning; on a Sunday! That is very unusual. But a visit of the Jordanian delegation to Nijeveen is indeed a special occasion.
Who owns the Dutch Sign Language? Who makes new signs? How are signs published and accessed? And who trains the interpreters for the news? These are all questions that the Dutch Sign Center answered during our visit.
How better to see Deaf education in Holland than with a visit to the first established Deaf school Kentalis Guyotschool voor VSO? Luckily for us the school had their ‘open day’ for parents and future students; and we were invited too
At the University of applied sciences of Utrecht the delegation was shown around the Dutch Sign Language educations
This week a delegation comprised of 8 participants; 5 Deaf and 3 hearing from المجلس الأعلى لحقوق الأشخاص ذوي الإعاقة (the Jordanian Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) is in Holland for the first Jordanian exchange of information on Deaf Education and Sign Language Interpreting