Nebraska State Senator Anna Wishart plans to introduce a bill to recognize American Sign Language (ASL) in the state, according to an article on the WOWT 6 News website.

According to the article, Nebraska is one of five states that does not legally acknowledge ASL as a language. Some advocates believe that because Nebraska has a comparatively small deaf community compared to other states, their issues have been overlooked. The hope is that, with legal recognition, more resources and acceptance will follow.

“Once it’s passed it’s important to get us accessibility, recognize the barriers, help us break down those barriers, and help us on the legal side,” Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing advocacy specialist Dillon Curren was quoted in the article as saying.

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Source: WOWT 6 News