Robert Simmons

Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 1994
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This description of Robert Simmons's work 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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