Sign Language Could Be Offered as Foreign Language

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Last winter, Del. Dickie Bell, R-Staunton, received a letter from a Loudoun Valley High School class seeking help.

Dawn Hitchens’ American Sign Language students were looking for someone to sponsor legislation on their behalf that would recognize ASL as a foreign language in Virginia’s high schools and universities. Bell jumped at the chance.

One year later, House Bill 1435, drafted in part by the students, is on its way to Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Read More – Sign Language Could Be Offered As Foreign Language – Richmond Times-Dispatch

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