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Sign Language videos to help deaf people understand coronavirus

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In Leshan City of China’s Sichuan Province, teachers have created sign language videos to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing to understand the coronavirus outbreak, CGTN reports.

“People who are deaf or hard of hearing may not be able to understand exactly the situation. We seek to make videos to explain to children why they can’t leave the house, and what kind of things we should pay attention to,” said Zhou Lilian, a teacher at Leshan Normal University.

This is because there were 144 students with hearing disabilities at the University, Zhou said, and they required epidemic prevention attention.

The sign language video also explains ways to wear masks, ways to wash hands, and whether to believe rumors.

She Wanbin, director of the Publicity Department at the university, said these videos are mainly pushed through the school’s official WeChat account, micro-blog, the school news network and campus homepage.

Moving forward, the university plans to push these videos to the provincial and municipal disabled persons’ federations so that more people with hearing disabilities are able to understand ways to prevent and control the coronavirus.

 

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