More than 130,000 users
The communication barrier
According to the IBGE 2010 Census, there are over 10 million deaf individuals in Brazil, most of whom use Brazilian Sign Language as their lingua franca and many of whom have just a basic knowledge of Portuguese. As such, it is important to establish this channel of communication with this large portion of the population through Prodeaf´s software.
Brazilian Sign Language - Libras
Brazilian law views Brazilian Sign Language is independent and distinct from Portuguese. Nonetheless, it is the second official language of Brazil, established by Law 10.436 / 2002 and regulated by decrees 5296/2004 and 5626/2005, which require their use as a means of communication and accessibility for the deaf in the country.