Residents urged to be conversant with sign language

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Nandi residents have been urged to be conversant with sign language to ease communication with the deaf
Nandi residents have been urged to be conversant with sign language to ease communication with the deaf

Nandi residents have been advised to be conversant with deaf communication modes like sign language, in order to ease communication with the deaf in the society. Speaking during the commemoration of International Deaf Week at Kapsabet School for the Deaf, the school headteacher Mr. Kenneth Kemboi said residents should learn the ins and outs given that it’s difficult for the deaf to communicate with other people who can’ understand them.

Sign language is a language which chiefly uses manual communication to convey meaning as opposed to spoken language. This can involve simultaneously combining hand shapes orientation and movement of the hands, arms and facial expressions to express a speaker’s thoughts and message.

He also said sufficient support from the leadership is needed. The commemoration started on Monday 18th September and is set to end on Saturday 23rd September.