Flashback to the Academy Awards ceremony back in March 2018 when Rachel Shenton, writer and star of short film The Silent Child, highlighted the topic of accessibility by accepting the award for Best Live Action Short Film with her speech in British Sign Language.
“I made a promise to our 6-year-old lead actress that I‘d sign this speech. And my hands are shaking a little bit, so I apologize,” the British actress said.
“Our movie is about a deaf child being born into a world of silence. It’s not exaggerated or sensationalized for the movie. This is happening. Millions of children all over the world live in silence and face communication barriers and, particularly, access to education.
Deafness is a silent disability. You can’t see it and it’s not life-threatening, so I want to say the biggest of thank-yous to the Academy for allowing us to put this in front of a mainstream audience.”
Loving the IOS 12 update of Memoji on iPhone X!! This brings so much possiblities with capturing Deaf children’s imagination, and yes we can have fun (as versus to head-only/oral Animoji) Reposting @deafpetercook: Playing with new emoji! Now living in animated world. #asl#story#deaftalent#deaf#deafpetercook