Arab Today, arab today good gesture let signs do the talking
Last Updated : GMT 01:52:20
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Good gesture: let signs do the talking

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Good gesture: let signs do the talking

Dubai - Arabstoday

Integration of people with special needs into mainstream society invariably begins with them. But the tables were turned last weekend when around 100 residents of Dubai and the other emirates came forward to learn sign language. Their aim: a meaningful engagement with the audibly impaired should they cross paths with them. As a group of four instructors took the residents through the basics of American Sign Language (ASL), the enthusiasm of the learners was unmistakable as they kept throwing up their hands with a twist in the air to gesture the \"deaf applause\". Siddharth Kacher, a marketing executive who attended the workshop, said, \"I wanted to learn sign language as a student, but couldn\'t take it up as a course in the US. Now that I got this opportunity, I didn\'t want to miss it.\" Article continues below Varied participants Organised by the NGO Volunteer in Dubai (VID) at the Arjaan BurJuman Rotana, the Summit of Silence workshop was free of charge and had people from different walks of life and nationalities coming together. They included students, housewives, businessmen and professionals. \"I just wanted to learn sign language although I do not know anyone who is audibly impaired,\" said Zulu, a 17-year-old Nigerian student studying at Gems World Academy. I am an occupational therapist and I would like to learn sign language so I can communicate better with people who are hard of hearing,\" said Perse Iligaan from the Philippines. The day-long workshop familiarised participants with signing of alphabets and other conversational skills. \"An audibly impaired person has no one to talk to barring a few close relatives and friends. So the idea is to develop basic signing skills so that we give an audibly impaired person another friend to talk to,\" said Lola Lopez of VID.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today good gesture let signs do the talking Arab Today, arab today good gesture let signs do the talking

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today 17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016

GMT 00:47 2017 Monday ,27 February

17.4 million tourists visit UAE in 2016
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars

GMT 03:52 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Ayat Abaza says state TV presented major stars
View News in Arabic - Education: تقارير وملفات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 07:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Ola Ghanem hopes to work with M.Ramadan

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 01:04 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Nokia 3310 is back — and so is 'Snake'

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday