An Oscar for Sign Language

British actress Rachel Shenton has been praised for delivering her Oscars speech in sign language after she made a promise to her deaf six-year-old co-star, Maisie Sly


The 30-year-old actress won the Oscar for 'Best Live Action Short' for her film The Silent Child. The film tells the story of a deaf child born into a hearing family.


Shenton wrote and starred in the movie, which was inspired by her late father's battle with deafness.

Youmanity applauds Rachel Shenton for promoting social inclusion at such a high profile event.

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