Introducing the New Deaf Flag
Chosen during the WFD general assembly, as Jen, CEO of Deaf Australia, tells us about its symbolism and significance in this video.
Hello, I'm Jen, the CEO of Deaf Australia. I'm excited to introduce you to our new Deaf flag. During the WFD general assembly, we engaged in a meaningful discussion to choose the perfect flag from three options: one from Russia, one from Lebanon, and one from France. In the end, the French designed flag emerged as the clear favourite among the group. The French stated this flag not to be known as 'France flag,' but rather as the 'Deaf flag.' Accepting their proposal, we engaged in a thoughtful debate regarding the name, contemplating whether it should be called the 'Deaf flag' or the 'Sign Union flag.' After careful consideration, we unanimously confirmed the name 'Deaf flag,' acknowledging that it may evolve over time.
From my perspective, the Deaf flag serves as a unifying symbol, encompassing various aspects such as sign language, Deaf pride, CODA, Deafblind and more. Its significance extends beyond the word of ‘Deaf flag’.
Let's take a closer look at its design. The colour turquoise is recognised as the colour associated with the Deaf community; yellow represents the influence and promotion of signing; and dark blue, reminiscent of the UN's colour palette. Also, the direction of the hand depicted on the flag captures the fluidity and grace of sign language.
Today, we proudly present our flag. We will buy this flag for the events in Australia, where they will serve as a powerful representation of our community. Please join us in celebrating this remarkable symbol of inclusion and shared experiences. Here's our flag!
What's in the flag?
The colour turquoise is recognised as the colour associated with the Deaf community.
Color: Dark Blue
The colour dark blue is reminiscent of the UN's colour palette and represents Deafhood and Humanity.
The colour yellow represents the influence and promotion of signing, giving us Enlightenment and Hope.
The direction of the hand depicted on the flag captures the fluidity and grace of sign language.
Are you interested in getting one?
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