Austrian Sign Language
|Austrian Sign Language|
|Österreichische Gebärdensprache (ÖGS)|
Austrian Sign Language (German: Österreichischer Gebärdensprache or ÖGS) is the sign language used by the Austrian deaf community. There are about 10,000 people who use it and it was legally recognized by the Austrian Parliament on September 1, 2005. Learning ÖGS is based on the german spoken language in Austria and shares a similar grammatical structure to German Sign Language.