Laz and I started the #NotDEAFeted Deaf Awareness campaign on the 1st of September 2016. Celebrating 16 years since he lost his hearing and had a cochlear implant. We were on a one month mission to raise awareness and educate the public on deaf matters while sharing our personal stories.
We also had two challenges running (ILY Selfie & Sign your name Video clip) to show our support to DEAFSA in its efforts to have SASL (South African Sign Language) recognized as the 12th official language.
The #NotDEAFeted Deaf Awareness campaign reached over 120 000 people to date, with local talent, broadcasting media houses & radio stations supporting our cause. Below are a few of the most shared posts… enjoy the read.
Waking Up to Silence – by Laszlo Maya
#NotDEAFeted – by Laszlo Maya
#DatingTheDeaf – by Ruth Abercrombie
Learning to Live with It – by Ruth Abercrombie
Something to Celebrate – by Laszlo Maya
Patient 153 – by Laszlo Maya
#WhyIsign / Hello Everybody🙋 My name is Ruth. I'm learning basic #SignLanguage because my boyfriend is #deaf 🔇He has a #CochlearImplant but sometimes his #HearingAid fails. #SASL helps me communicate with the #DeafCommunity …also sign language is waaaaaay awesome 👌 I fell inlove 😍 I sign for Love. #DatingTheDeaf #ILY Bye 👋