British Universities Film & Video Council

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Voices from Silent Hands

Synopsis
A BBC educational video revealing that one in every 1,000 children born in Britain is profoundly deaf. For these children the spoken language is a foreign language that has to be learned by observing lip patterns - a phenomenally difficult task since so many consonants look alike. As an alternative to the daily struggle with English many deaf people choose to communicate in a second language - sign. This programme follows the development of sign language and looks at the arguments for and against this type of communication.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1981
Subjects
Education; Social welfare
Keywords
children; deaf persons; deafness; sign languages

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

BBC Education Production

Address
PO Box 20
Tonbridge
TN12 6WU

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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