The United Nations (UN) adopted a resolution recognizing September 23 as International Day of Sign Language, it's also the date that the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) started way back in 1951 which now represent the Deaf organizations, including our NAD, in 135 countries with a Deaf population over 70 millions worldwide.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.