The Spanish sign language, LSE, is the language of communication between Spanish deaf people and people who are related to them.
In the legal field, by Law 27/2007 are considered “Spanish sign languages”, all the variants used in Spain, including the Catalan sign language (LSC), without prejudice to the competences that in its recognition and development exercises the Generalitat of Catalonia. Thus, the LSC has its own normative autonomy in its territorial scope and is explicitly recognized as such in the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia; In the Valencian case, the Statute of Autonomy of the Valencian Community is limited to specifying “the sign language of deaf people”. On the other hand, the “Spanish sign language” (LSE) is explicitly recognized in the Statutes of Autonomy of Andalusia and Aragon.
In Spain there is a Center for the Linguistic Normalization of Spanish Sign Language (CNLSE), a publicly owned body created by Law 27/2007, of October 23, which recognizes the Spanish sign languages and regulates the means of support for oral communication of deaf people, hearing impaired and deafblind people and integrated in the Royal Board on Disability. Its Governing Council is formed by representative entities of the linguistic community that uses the Spanish sign language and the Spanish Administration.
At the international level, there is the World Federation of the Deaf, known as the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), which represents 70 million deaf people through delegates from 133 countries. They organize world congresses every four years in order to debate and look for tools and formulas to promote sign language at the international level.
If you are curious and want to learn LSE, there are countless agencies that offer specialized training in sign language, so you can have one more way to communicate with deaf people. Even if you know someone deaf who dominates you, you can ask him to teach you and you will see how you learn faster than you think!
Below you have a video that serves as an introduction to learn the sign language through a song performed in the “El Hormiguero” TV show, with Pilar Rubio and Pablo Motos: