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County Durham Mum Wants Signing To Be Taught In Schools
A County Durham mum's launched a petition calling for sign language to be taught in schools.
34 year old Danielle Williams from Medomsley is calling on the government to include sign language on the national curriculum in British schools.
It's after her 4 year old son Alfie was diagnosed with bilateral profound deafness in November 2012 a following a virus.
She now wants to spread deaf awareness and hopefully get people talking about deafness so it is not such a "taboo" subject.
Danielle started a deaf awareness campaign called #handsonears, in May 2014 which saw people tweet selfies with their hands covering their ears.
Celebrities including Zoe Ball and Norman Cook, TV presenter Andi Peters and the crew of the Red Arrows all got involved with her previous campaign.
Danielle is now asking people to sign her petition to teach young children basic sign language in schools so that children like Alfie can have someone to 'talk' to.
You can find Danielle's petition HERE
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