Including an update on the campaign for a British Sign Language Act. Plus, the 1920s film footage of the first known record of sign language in the UK.
This week is deaf awareness week and Clive will be updating us on the campaign for a British Sign Language Act, we'll also be unveiling some amazing 1920s film footage of the first known record of sign language in the UK. We bring you news of a new CBeebies children's TV programme presented in sign language called 'Magic Hands' and we visit the cloistered walls of Oxford university to spend a day in the life of deaf Oxford student Helen Willis.
"Hearing.... But Not As You Know It"
Helen Willis, a final year Physiology and Psychology student at St John’s, has produced a fascinating video, in partnership with SJCtv, about her experiences as a deaf student at St John’s.
She was one of the first people in the UK to receive a cochlear implant, allowing her to hear the world around her - albeit through impoverished sounds. Now she is flourishing at St John's and, despite difficulties in everyday tasks, she hopes to continue her studies and specialise in researching the science of hearing.
This film was made by SJCtv - the student-run film-making club at St John's.
Watch Helen's film 'Hearing... But Not As You Know It'
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