Ethiopia has ratified the International Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disability which provides in Article 23 (3) (b) that

“States Parties shall enable persons with disabilities to learn life and social development skills to facilitate their full and equal participation in education and as members of the community. To this end, States Parties shall take appropriate measures, including […] Facilitating the learning of sign language and the promotion of thexaaq linguistic identity of the deaf community”

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