In my line of duty, I communicate with people from all walks of life.
My concern is that people with hearing loss find it hard to communicate.
It breaks my heart when I can’t understand their sign language, because we weren’t raised to take sign language seriously.
Sign language should have been made an official language.
I encourage the media to cover lessons in basic sign language and finger spelling.
Companies should hire employees who’ve mastered sign language.
Better still, send workers for basic sign language training.
Being deaf is not a handicap.
Deaf kids go to school and work hard for their goals, just like anyone else. All they need is a fair chance.
Society and government can’t ignore sign language, as if deaf people don’t exist. We should acknowledge them by communicating properly in a language everyone understands.
- MJ Kubu, Arcadia