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Everyone in This Village Can Speak Sign Language So Deaf Residents Can Be Treated Equally

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:23 pm

This village of 3,000 people is not quite like most communities.

Almost everyone in the little village of Bengkala in Bali can speak sign language so they can properly communicate, welcome, and respect their 40 deaf residents.

Ordinarily, a town of 3,000 people would have an average of 4 deaf residents, but the community experiences a high rate of deafness due to a recessive gene that has been passed down for the last seven generations.

Instead of ostracizing their deaf neighbors, however, the town made up their own form of sign language called Kata Kolok.



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Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:13 pm

I've always thought sign language should be taught universally in schools. There would be no language barrier then.
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Post by Vintage on Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:28 pm

Yes I agree it should be taught. I can do a bit and I can spell out stuff its a bit long winded though but better than nothing I suppose.

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Post by magica on Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:55 pm

I think learning it in schools would be great.

I'd love to learn it, bit old for school now Laughing
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Post by nicko on Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:22 am

Something along the same vein, In a School not far from me a 10 year old boy was undergoing Cancer treatment witch left him Bald. With permission from the Head Teacher most of the other Pupils had their heads shaved in sympathy.
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Post by Syl on Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:45 pm

Its a great idea.
Not only is it helping the deaf people in that community, it's teaching the others a life skill that not many people ever learn.

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Post by eddie on Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:20 pm

magica wrote:I think learning it in schools would be great.

I'd love to learn it, bit old for school now Laughing

Erm, why too old? I just did two years of BSL, for no reason other than to learn a language.

The really stupid thing about sign language though, is that it isn’t universal, each country has its own (or each spoken language has it’s own) which I think is kind of stupid.

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