Woodangian Sign Language
Woodangian sign language is a method of communication used by and to communicate with hearing impaired people. It is based on Asl or American sign language and uses English as the base language. It is a series of hand gestures and movements that are designed to form words and sentences, allowing one to communicate with out need to speak or hear. Woodangian sign language was introduced after King Stephen III's youngest daughter gave birth to a hearing impaired child. Once it became apparent the king sent for tutors to come and teach sign language l, eventually developing a new variation of American sign language. Wsl has been promoted ever since, and was the first major example of Woodangian society becoming more inclusive to disabled people. The promotion of sign language is just one of the many measures taken to aid disabled people throughout Woodangees, some other examples is the use of ramps over stairs in many public spaces and the use of textured security features on Woodangian Banknotes to aid vision impaired people in identifying the value of the note.
Woodangian sign language does not have its own written alphabet and instead uses English as it's base language due to it being the ntional language.
Woodangian sign language is used throughout Woodangees, and is heavily promoted in schools as a 2nd language option to help promote greater accessibility for hearing impaired individuals throughout Woodangian society.
Speech is not required to use Woodangian sign language but some speakers do choose to speak and sign simultaneously, allowing people who can hear and don't speak wsl to know what is being said as well.