Screenshot of a video in which a woman is signing to the camera.

Deaf people often experience barriers in accessing information. These barriers make it difficult to learn everything from basic self health care to the newest technologies to job opportunities. The author of this opinion piece, Sarah Lawrence, explains the impact of these barriers on Deaf people. She explains her opinion about possible solutions in accessing information. She suggests that social media can be an empowering tool in bringing information to Deaf and hard of hearing people.

The video is in British Sign Language. A transcript in English accompanies the video.

The web page is accessible for people using screen reading software, with minimal difficulty.

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