Enset Leyady


Sign language is the communication media among them. It is" a language which uses gestures instead of sound to convey meaning - combining hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body, facial expressions and lip-patterns. Signs are always part of daily communication among people, but for deaf it is the primary means. Communication among deaf community is easy through the sign language; however, the difficulty is when communicating with normal or vocal people.


Journalism & Mass Communication Department

First Advisor

Abduallah, Rasha

Committee Member 1

Khawanky, Farah

Committee Member 2

Fathy, Nouran



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Publication Date

Fall 1-13-2019

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