Italian National Agency for the Deaf
|Type||National nongovernmental organization|
|Purpose||Human, Civil, and Linguistic rights of Deaf people.|
The Italian National Agency for the protection and assistance of the Deaf (ENS) is an Italian non-governmental organization that acts as a peak body for national associations of Deaf people, with a focus on Deaf people who use sign language and their family and friends. ENS aims to promote the Human Rights of Deaf people italians, by working closely with the Italy. ENS is also a member of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and European Union of the Deaf (EUD, 1985).
The ENS was established in September 1932 in Padua, Italy, at the first meeting of the Deaf people italians, under the auspices of Ente Nazionale Sordomuti (ENS), the Italian Deaf Association. The first president of ENS was Antonio Magarotto, who was also, at that time.
- Antonio Magarotto (1932-1950)
- Vittorio Jeralla (1950-1982)
- Armando Giuranna (1982-1995)
- Ida Collu (1995-2011)
- Giuseppe Petrucci (2011-2015; 2015-present)
- Comitato Giovani Sordi Italiani
- European Union of the Deaf
- Federazione Sport Sordi Italia
- International Sign
- Italian Sign Language
- List of sign languages
- World Federation of the Deaf
- LA STORIA DELL'ENTE NAZIONALE SORDOMUTI
- EUD: Italy 1985 Archived 2014-12-17 at the Wayback Machine.
- (in Italian) La lunga storia dell'Ente Nazionale Sordomuti. Archived 2014-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
- (in Italian) Due passi nella storia... Archived 2014-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
- (in Italian) Il protagonista del sordomutismo italiano: Antonio Magarotto Archived 2014-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
- Vittorio Ieralla. Grande Presidente ENS. Archived 2014-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
- La lunga storia dell'Ente Nazionale Sordomuti. Archived 2014-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
- La Presidente Ida Collu, il mio ricordo indelebile del suo ruolo politico Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine.
- Storia dei Sordi: XXIV Congresso ENS con in mano il futuro Archived 2015-07-21 at the Wayback Machine.
- Cronaca Diretta
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