Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Finger Talk

Let your fingers do the talking!

This is not about the middle finger or the likes. It is all about being able to effectively communicate with those who cannot speak by understanding sign language and learning how to make use of it as well. Sign language has been around for quite some time. At the present, there are variations developed to capture the locality's dialect. However, American Sign Language and Filipino Sign Language do not have a lot of differences between each other.

It is an interesting field to get into. Although I have not been able to fully communicate with people who have hearing disabilities and are completely communicating through sign language, I get to grasp a certain amount of information from what they say using their hands. It is interesting and exciting to be able to understand what they have to say and how they say it. Personally, I am looking forward to learning more signs and gaining a greater amount of understanding about these individuals' world.

For those who wish to learn sign language, a Sunday class is available at Basak Elementary School, Basak, Cebu City.

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