Sign Singing

Now… I'm very much not a fan of ‘Sign Singing’ - at least the sort of clumsy sign-for-word transcription of carols that are so popular. I'm all for Deaf children taking part in whatever activity they wish, on as level a playing field as possible; but am not so keen on sweet-hearted but naive hearing people helping the poor disadvantages disabled people to do things like the ’normal kids’. Brr.

A friend just showed me this Anna Meredith piece, and this is the sort of thing I, personally, see as a more inclusive-yet-respectful-of-diversity approach to sign-singing.

Just imagine something like this with some BSL content in the movement. Fantastic.

Jim Cromwell