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I am Jo - I have worked in corporate learning for the majority of my career and am passionate about making learning available for all. I learnt finger spelling when I was in my teens, I can't remember why now, but have retained it ever since. I tasked my children (11 and 10) during lockdown to learn a sign every day for 2 weeks, and found these resources through work. I am usually not great at languages, but this one being actions seems to click easier. I have lost my hearing in one ear gradually since childhood through surgery and have come to realise how much I rely on lip reading and positioning within a group environment. Being able to communicate with people is a gift - learning this language extends that pool of people, so I am really happy to learn it. Looking forward to learning with you all!

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