I have recently found a new way to use YouTube to support people with disabilities–for people who are deaf and read sign (ASL, British, etc). How do you communicate music without sound? Pairing dance and rhythmic signing with the already very expressive sign-language these three creative signers bring songs to sign language in an authentic and fascinating way. Enjoy!
Below may be my favorite signed music video.
Notice: the signer is an *amazing* dancer and also is not wearing a shirt for parts of this. Also, the song itself is about a man who is a womanizer, so the content is adultish. You can find a fascinating discussion of this performer on what it takes to “translate” a song into sign (and dance!).
Friend on why signing is sexy:
“I think that signing is sexy because it involves doing really complex things with your hands…”
On this same topic, coincidentally, I just found a video that’s a must-see!