Sign Language: Challenges of the Deaf in Divorce

Sinta Ebersohn interviews Retha van der Merwe and Andries van Niekerk of the National Institute for the Deaf (NID), about the challenges deaf and hard of hearing people face during the divorce process and the role of sign language.

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In this recent interview with Retha vd Merwe who is a deaf mother with hearing children and Andries van Niekerk who is a hearing person with deaf parents, we explore the life of the deaf community and the challenges they face when separating or divorcing. We also demonstrate some sigh language for relevant terms of divorce and share practical tips for managing divorce in the best way possible.

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