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To develop it, she turned to CANCAN Productions, based in Oxford, Chester County.Co-owners Catherine Miller and Ann Calamia had met Schipani about 10 years ago while making “Universal Signs,” an award-winning film about a troubled young man who is deaf.
A hearing impaired 9-year-old girl has touched hearts across the nation after she wrote an adorable letter to deaf Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman, calling him her inspiration and telling him 'I know how you feel.'Little Riley Kovalcik, from Roxbury, New Jersey, penned the note to Coleman after she and her identical twin sister, Erin, who is also hearing impaired, watched a moving Duracell ad about his journey to become the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL.
Religious signing in Judaism has an added complexity, requiring the interpretation of the Hebrew used in services, prayers and rituals, said Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, director of the office of Whole Community Inclusion at Jewish Learning Venture, a Jenkintown nonprofit that advocates Jewish engagement.
Thirty years ago, as an eighth-grade teacher, Schipani began learning what she calls a basic form of sign language to better reach students with intellectual disabilities. You sign the concept, not the spoken word,” Schipani said.
The ,000-project is being funded by the Deaf Apostolate, several small grants, and proceeds from app sales.
Schipani said she hopes it will be the first of several developed by her office, which serves about 900 households in the archdiocese.