An animated film called ‘Look What I Can Do can be found on TrueTube and shows the range of possibilities available to deaf people. It stresses that not being able to hear does not mean you cannot live your life to its full potential. The storyline focuses on a young deaf girl who has been told by her sister that she can’t get a job because of her disability. Using her laptop, she connects to other deaf people across the globe and finds out that this could not be further from the truth. From a world-touring drummer to a model in Milan, Emily learns from their experiences that she doesn’t need to close the doors she thought would never be open to her.
This resource was created by the company Biomation, who never fail to connect to the audience with their powerful productions. Through the use of animation, they give people a chance to make their voices heard and raise awareness on a range of issues. This film in particular successfully achieves two main goals. Namely: encouraging young deaf people to not let their disability become a limitation; and to educate other people on what it feels like to live a very different life. If you’re looking for an engaging way of teaching this topic, than this is it.