Month: January 2016

An Entire Neighbourhood Secretly Learned Sign Language To Surprise Their Deaf Neighbor

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This is truly a community that cares. Beautiful!

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Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, received a huge surprise. one morning, everyone he bumped into in his neighborhood responded to him with sign language!

A team of people from Samsung and the Leo Burnett ad agency spent a month setting up cameras and teaching people throughout his neighborhood sign language. On the appointed day, Ozlem went for a walk with her deaf brother, who was stunned to meet so many signing people in a world where those who can communicate in sign are often few and far between.

The ad was designed to raise awareness about Samsung’s new call center for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Turkey. It’s nice to see advertisements that can both raise awareness and make the world a better place.

Muharrem’s neighbors spent a month secretly learning sign language

Muharrem’s neighbors spent a month secretly learning sign language Hidden cameras were placed throughout his neighborhood One day, Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, and his sister Ozlem headed out for a walk… …and were greeted with an unexpected “good morning” – in sign language! The local baker was in on it too, offering bagels in sign language This man at the grocer’s dropped his oranges and when Muharrem and Ozlem picked them up for him… …he offers them each an apple – in sign language Muharrem’s confused – why is everyone signing? Et tu, taxi driver? This man is confused, but his sister knows what’s up As they head to the town square, the team prepares for the finale He’s surrounded by his signing neighbors! His reaction says it all! This goes to show how important it is to break down communication barriers… …and how meaningful that can be for people who experience those barriers every dayMuharrem’s neighbors spent a month secretly learning sign language Hidden cameras were placed throughout his neighborhood One day, Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, and his sister Ozlem headed out for a walk… …and were greeted with an unexpected “good morning” – in sign language! The local baker was in on it too, offering bagels in sign language This man at the grocer’s dropped his oranges and when Muharrem and Ozlem picked them up for him… …he offers them each an apple – in sign language Muharrem’s confused – why is everyone signing? Et tu, taxi driver? This man is confused, but his sister knows what’s up As they head to the town square, the team prepares for the finale He’s surrounded by his signing neighbors! His reaction says it all! This goes to show how important it is to break down communication barriers… …and how meaningful that can be for people who experience those barriers every day

Hidden cameras were placed throughout his neighborhood

Muharrem’s neighbors spent a month secretly learning sign language Hidden cameras were placed throughout his neighborhood One day, Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, and his sister Ozlem headed out for a walk… …and were greeted with an unexpected “good morning” – in sign language! The local baker was in on it too, offering bagels in sign language This man at the grocer’s dropped his oranges and when Muharrem and Ozlem picked them up for him… …he offers them each an apple – in sign language Muharrem’s confused – why is everyone signing? Et tu, taxi driver? This man is confused, but his sister knows what’s up As they head to the town square, the team prepares for the finale He’s surrounded by his signing neighbors! His reaction says it all! This goes to show how important it is to break down communication barriers… …and how meaningful that can be for people who experience those barriers every day

One day, Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, and…

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He’s Not Scary, He’s a Little Boy by AliceAnn Meyer

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We are often too quick to judge people by their outward appearance. What really counts is what a person is inside, and that takes time, openness and an unconditional love of our fellow human beings to know.

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He’s Not Scary, He’s a Little Boy

by AliceAnn Meyer

We’ve had some encounters recently that have inspired me to write this post. This is something I hope everyone reads and shares. This is a message that doesn’t just pertain to my sonJameson, but to all children who are made fun of and singled out for their differences; and I am pretty sure their parents feel the same way I do.

 He's Not Scary, He's a Little BoyI want to begin by saying that I don’t hold anything against these children, or their parents. I understand that it can be extremely awkward when your child is the one making fun or being mean to another child. But, the next time this happens I hope these parents do more. Because although I cannot take offense, I would be lying if I said it didn’t hurt. It does. It hurts to see my child be made…

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Always have vision

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The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision

Helen Keller

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It doesn’t matter

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It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like so long as somebody loves you.

Roald DahlKoala