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President Obama Signs to Deaf Student

April 9, 2012 in Community News, NVRC Announcements

President Obama Surprises Deaf Student by Signing to HimBy Elizabeth Flock, WashingtonPost.com 3/21/2012

President Obama took a deaf student by surprise last week by speaking to him in sign language.

Stephon Williams, a 26 year-old student from Prince George’s Community College, was standing in line after an event on energy policy in Maryland when he managed to catch the president’s attention, D.C.-based blog Distriction reports. Obama, who had been busy shaking hands, looked directly at the student.

“I am proud of you,” Williams signed. Obama, without skipping a beat, signed back: “Thank you.”

 

Click on the link below to read and see more:

– A photo and video

– The President’s Twitter feed about Stephon’s signing

– Stephon’s video of his experience

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/44/post/president-obama-surprises-deaf-student-by-signing-to-him/2012/03/21/gIQAAdHnRS_blog.html

 

 

Obama Barack uses a word “Thank You” to communicate deaf student with the American Sign Language.