SLICE OF LIFE: Don’t ‘dis’ my ability

SLICE OF LIFE: Don’t ‘dis’ my ability

Kayla De Jesus Freitas speaks on her personal experiences being deaf, the struggles she has faced and her views on the way forward in society. I remember with such clarity sitting alone in an audiologist’s office in 2014. My unimpressed stare masked the sheer terror I...

Hearing the deaf

Witsie, Chelsea van der Merwe, is the go-to-girl when it comes to making sure the deaf get heard. Van der Merwe, a third year drama and South African sign language student (SASL), said Wits is one of the only institutions to offers a degree in sign language in the...

Deafinitely worth watching

SUBTITLES and sign language are normal parts of life, from going to lectures and watching movies, if you are deaf.   This week the Centre for Deaf Studies ran a series of films highlighting deaf education and deaf awareness. The screenings, which form part of a...