Flemish Sign Language
ISO 639-3: vgt
||6,000 (2005 M. Vermeerbergen).
||West Flanders, East Flanders, Antwerp, Flemish Brabant, Limburg. Most similar to French Belgian Sign Language [sfb]. A variety of regional dialects developed in different deaf schools. Influence from spoken Dutch, particularly in mouthing.
||Deaf sign language
||Instruction offered for parents of deaf children. Limited influence from Signed Dutch used some for communication with hearing people.
||Videos. Dictionary. Grammar.
||Formal recognition by Flemish parliament granted 26 April 2006. Of 7 schools for the deaf in Flanders only a few use Flemish Sign Language for instruction. More and more deaf children are being sent to regular public schools, usually with some interpreting into Flemish Sign Language.