Description about the painting:
The painting says 'ASL SHOULD BE A STANDARD, NOT A CHOICE."
The World Federation of the Deaf is quite concerned about the attempts to “standardize” sign languages in other countries and in the USA. Quite often language standardization takes the form of deciding on one single word or one sign for a concept and as a result, the natural variation of the language is ignored.
Sign language should be promoted in the form that they are used by the Deaf Communities. Let alone our language. http://wfdeaf.org/news/wfd-statement-on-standardized-sign-language