Robert Simmons

Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 1994
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
Related TopicsChildren & Youth, Citizen / community participation, Disability, Civic Engagement, Health & Fitness

Citation

This profile was prepared when Robert Simmons was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1994.
Introduction
Through the construction of a core South African Sign Language, Robert Simmons, a 60-year-old deaf-born human biologist, is working to unite the 3 million members of South Africa's deaf community.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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