Watch: Deaf schoolgirl addresses Scottish Parliament in BSL

Posted on May 10, 2017

Jemma Skelding, a profoundly Deaf Scottish schoolgirl has delivered the The Scottish Parliament’s Time for Reflection in sign language, explaining the challenges she faced when growing up.

Watch her address below (or click here to see it directly on Facebook).

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