Breaking barriers

By Lilliana Sedlock
LifeAtStart.com reporter

Sign language is a huge part of the deaf/HOH community. It helps those who lack hearing or some degree of it, communicate with each other through different hand gestures and motions.

Learning sign language, regardless if you can hear or not, can break barriers between the hearing and deaf community.

I’ve been learning sign language for about a year and a half now. I’m nowhere near as advanced in the language as others who sign, but it has affected some deaf/HOH people I’ve encountered. The look they give you when they see you signing to them is the most pure and positive things you could see.

Signing can give you a whole new perspective on the people around you.