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Parents should learn sign language, says Canadian mother

A mother of a deaf girl in Canada believes other parents should learn sign language, too. She believes her whole family is happier with sign.
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A mother of a deaf girl in Canada believes other parents should learn sign language, too. The first few years of her daughter’s life, her family focused on trying to get a cochlear implant for her. But no one told her she should learn to sign. As a result, she feels her daughter and her family missed time. She now works at a deaf agency advocating that parents should learn sign language earlier. Read their story at the link.

The web page is partly accessible for people using screen reading software. For example, some form controls have labels for people who cannot see them. However, other form controls do not use labels. A short video on the web page has captions.

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