The deaf reader in action
The Ugly Duckling
Continuing our series of videobooks, we filmed The Ugly Duckling. This time the deaf reader was Fernando.
Fernando comes from a family in which all members are deaf and so he has been lucky enough to communicate with their parents since childhood. The majority of readers who are participating in this project have deaf parents because that is what ensures the quality of the sign language they use.
It is important for deaf children to access not only the stories, but to do so through a rich sign language, that includes metaphors, an extended vocabulary and that transmits the culture and the beliefs of the deaf community.
The Ugly Duckling was also present at the Festival that was held on International Day of the Deaf. Fernando told the tale for children and adults, deaf and hearing, and afterwards deaf children and their parents were invited to choose one of the characters of the story to stand with it for a photo.
It was very interesting how deaf adults enjoyed the story as much as children. Very few deaf people know children stories and for most of them this project offers them the opportunity to access for the first time to the classic tales through their natural language.
We invite you to look at the pictures of the Festival as we move forward with new classic tales!
Fernando invites children to participate
Fernando invites for pictures
Fernando with the president of CAS
Enjoying the story
deaf children with their families
deaf girl with the duck