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Hi, I decided to learn sign language as I work in retail and am shamed to say no one can communicate with our deaf customers, they either have to come in with an intereprter or have everything written down. So rather than ignore this and leaving it to someone else I have decided to do something, so here I am and glad I've joined however I am still a little shy and nervous of actually taking the first step to talk to our customers. 

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That is  a great reason for learning to sign I think, I worked in retail for years and always meant to learn for the same reason but was so busy already learning other languages. I remember getting my phone to communicate with a Spanish lady as my Spanish was non-existent at the time, and I wouldve done the same to communciate with a deaf person. But if I could, I'd learn every language so that I could communicate with everyone. This is such a large community of people to just not be able to talk to. 

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