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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

GaGa learning sign language for deaf fans of her new album

"Lady Gaga is to learn sign language so she can communicate with her deaf fans.



The wacky singer whose Born This Way album is No1 in Britain and across the globe - plans to take lessons with a private tutor.



She has been inspired to take up ASL - Amercian Sign Language - after watching YouTube clips of her deaf devotees signing along to her songs."



You only need to take a look at YouTube to see the mass of signed videos available. Deaf people have as much enjoyment in music as hearing people, it is just the way that it is experienced that is different.



YouTube has given sign language a musical focal point and enabled hearing people to understand how Deaf people can access music.



"Once Gaga has mastered sign language she'll be able to respond to the videos that are online, and future live tours."



Lady Gaga has is taking the lead in making music directly acccessible to Deaf fans - lets hope that other stars follow her lead!




Quotes taken from The Sun Newspaper, Monday 6 June 2011

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