National Deaf Children's Society Assembly
On Tuesday we had a special assembly led by Mark from the National Deaf Children's Society. The NCDS is dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. during the assembly Mark explained how deaf people hear and the barriers they face when talking to their friends. He explained that some deaf people speak, some use sign language and some use both.
Here are some top tips on how to talk to your deaf friends.
1. Get their attention. try waving or tapping their shoulder.
2. Speak normally. Not too slowly or too loudly.
3. Face them when you talk. Make sure they can see your mouth.
4. Use your hands. Point at what you are talking about.
5. Keep trying. Try texting on your phone or by writing a message down.
To find out more click here to visit the NDCS website.