Monday, 7 May 2012

Deaf Awareness Week

From Monday 7th until Sunday 13th May is Deaf Awareness Week. The aim of this week is to provide people with a better understanding of the different types of deafness and the many different methods of communication used, such as sign language and lipreading.

British Sign Language is used in the UK by many people in the deaf community.  This involves using hands, facial expressions and body language to communicate. 

Northern Ireland Executive
If you would like to learn some basic sign language - we have a number of information sheets related to British Sign Language available in the LRC including the alphabet, numbers and colours, so please come and collect one and have a go. 

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