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British Sign Language a GCSE Subject
Daniel Jillings, a 12-year-old British boy who happens to be deaf, has just hit his crowdfunding target of £4000 on Crowdjustice.com to make sign language a GCSE subject! In his video statement for Metro.co.uk, Daniel explains that he uses British Sign Language (BSL) as his first language in regular life and education.
In a couple of years’ time Daniel is doing his GCSEs. And that’s where he faced a trouble, since
there is no GCSE in British Sign Language! Turns out the exam that has been taken for years is not friendly to people with disabilities!
Using BSL, Daniel told about how he’s campaigning to help other deaf children achieve educational goals. He would also like to help hearing children “learn BSL in school to make the world a more accessible and communicative place for children like him.”
Here’s Why Daniel’s Initiative Could Have a Huge Impact
On his Crowdjustice page, Daniel gave a more detailed explanation of his initiative. Here are the key points as quoted from the source:
This is really admirable, isn't it?
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