See (centre) with (left) Koo, Sim, Yeo, Chuo and Wong showing the ‘Love’ sign at the launching ceremony for the book ‘Sarawak Sign Language’. Photo: GHAZALI BUJANG

KUCHING: The Sarawak Society For The Deaf (SSD) has launched a book titled ‘Sarawak Sign Language’ (SwSL) intended to help Sarawak citizens master knowledge of communicating with the deaf.

Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How said nurturing sign language is important to enhance inclusivity of the deaf community in the state.

“We have to know the sign language in order to be able to communicate with them properly so that they would not feel left out of the community,” he said when launching the book at the SSD office in Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho here, yesterday.

He commended the generosity of those who contributed to the publication of the book namely, Sarawak Timber Association (STA), Sarawak Deaf Sports Association (SSDeaf), Sarawak Deaf Youth Association (SwDY) and deaf individuals.

Among those present were SSD founder Titus Chuo, SSD chairperson Wenderine Koo, SSDeaf president Albert Wong, STA Finance and Administration senior manager Brian Yeo as well as Nobel Regent Pledge founder and President Ulrick Sim.

See (centre) with (left) Koo, Sim, Yeo, Chuo and Wong showing the ‘Love’ sign at the launching ceremony for the book ‘Sarawak Sign Language’. Photo: GHAZALI BUJANG