Italian National Agency for the Deaf

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Ente Nazionale Sordi
Formation 1932; 86 years ago (1932)[1]
Type National nongovernmental organization
Purpose Human, Civil, and Linguistic rights of Deaf people.
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Location
  • Rome, Via Gregorio VII, 120
Region served
National
Membership
27.700
President
Giuseppe Petrucci
Vice President
Francesco Bassani
Main organ
Board
Website www.ens.it

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[2]).

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The ENS was established in September 1932 in Padua,[3] Italy, at the first meeting of the Deaf people italians, under the auspices of Ente Nazionale Sordomuti (ENS), the Italian Deaf Association.[4] The first president of ENS was Antonio Magarotto,[5] who was also, at that time.

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