Vote Sign Language Adult T-Shirt
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Spelling "vote" in sign language, this t-shirt is a political statement and call to action for greater inclusivity in politics in at all levels.
It is critical that those elected and in the bureaucracy as well as the general public others be reminded of the importance of providing equal educational opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing children. Based on the calculations of the the Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD), an estimated 350,000 Canadians are culturally and linguistically deaf.
According to CAD, "[deaf Canadians] find the political system difficult to fully understand; their rate of participation and activity in politics is very low; political/public forums and meetings are usually inaccessible for them." If you are working on a campaign or arranging a debate, think about how to use a translator and engage with the deaf community in your riding or electoral area.
"The richness of their sign language affords them the possibilities of insight, invention, and irony." - Carol Padden and Tom Humphries, Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture
This t-shirt is made of 100% airlume combed and ring-spun cotton (code for super soft) with a tearaway tag. It's also pre-washed so don't expect it to shrink. Unisex sizing so size down for a smaller fit or size up if you want a comfier fit.