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How to sign ‘Finished’ with the Canaan Barrie on body sign system

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

How to sign ‘Goodbye’ with the Canaan Barrie on body sign system

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

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 ‘Medicine’ with the Canaan Barrie on body sign system

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

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.

 

Check out videos demonstrating the signs below

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

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