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Learn how to sign "Black Lives Matter"

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

David Ellington, a Deaf/BSL user, artist and film maker has shared a clarifying video explaining how to correctly sign “Black Lives Matter” in British Sign Language.

"We, Black Deaf Group, prefers the sign for ‘matter’ as important. One finger represents us as human being with value. And it signifies one life, therefore it is important to stay alive and fight for equal" he says.


The video explains the importance of getting the correct sign according to the context. British Sign Language (BSL) is a very rich language and provides a wealth of information in each proposition.

Please help to get this video around to everyone as it is important to be incorporated into the BSL users' interpreting practice.” .


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