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Man creates new sign language gestures to help his blind and deaf friend to enjoy football games

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-08-06 12:07

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Jose lost his vision and hearing when he was nine years old. In 2015, e met Cesar, a man, who, like him, loves football.

Cesar learned sign language and then he came up with a set of hand gestures in order to communicate a football match, in real-time, to his friend, for when they watch games together.

The man mimics the players' position by moving Jose’s hands on a scaled-down football pitch in front of them.

"We've reached a common understanding. This means out of bounds. This refers to a corner kick. This means sideline judge. This sign means a penalty kick. If the ball is thrown-in, this is the signal. This gesture means someone got a red card or yellow card," Cesar explained.

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Cesar Daza, from Columbia, came up with a set of unique hand gestures, in 2018, in order to communicate a football match, in real-time, to his friend Jose Richard Gallego, who is deaf and blind.

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