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How to sign ‘Evening’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Evening".

How to sign ‘Goodnight’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Goodnight".

How to sign ‘Hydropool’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Hydropool".

How to sign ‘Lady’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Lady".

How to sign ‘Man’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Man".

How to sign ‘Nurse’ with Canaan Barrie on body sign system

This video shows the Canaan Barrie sign for "Nurse".

How to use a Perkins Brailler

The Perkins brailler is an essential tool for blind and visually impaired children.

How to use the JAWS Screen Reader to access Youtube

How to use the JAWS Screen Reader with Internet Explorer to access Youtube.

How to use the JAWS Screen Reader to open a file

This video shows how to open a file using the JAWS Screen Reader.

Information for blind and partially sighted voters for Scottish Parliament election 2021

Catherine Heggie, Partnerships & Information Officer at the Electoral Commission, shares important information about the support available for blind and partially sighted voters for the 2021 Scottish Parliament election.

Mindfulness for pupils with visual impairment and complex needs

Mindfulness sessions are used at the Royal Blind School to teach pupils to recognise their emotions and to learn strategies to deal with stressful experiences.

Canaan Barrie on body sign system

The Canaan Barrie on body sign system is used to communicate with children who have multiple disabilities, as well as visual impairment.  The sign system was developed at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh.

On body signing helps develop a young person’s natural gesture and, in turn, helps them communicate better with their world around them. On body signing also develops and encourages spoken language skills, giving more meaning to individual words.

 

Check out videos demonstrating the signs below

How to sign 'Lights Room' with the Canaan Barrie on body sign system

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