Inclusive Communication

The use of Canaan Barrie signs for communication is a very individual process and there are no precise answers to some of the dilemmas we all face as educators and communication partners.

These are some of the questions that most frequently arise.

Presented by Andrew Pettigrew | 2 minutes

Deafblind manual is an alphabet based communication system that uses touch to give and receive information. Deafblind manual is an adapted form of British Sign Language (BSL) finger spelling.

Watch our video and learn how Andrew uses Deafblind manual at the Royal Blind School.

On-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with complex needs and vision impairment. The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh developed a form of on-body signing called the Canaan Barrie Sign Vocabulary.

Canaan Barrie on-body signing is a technique used to communicate with people with multiple disabilities and vision impairment (MDVI). Watch the video for an introduction to the concepts behind the Canaan Barrie sign vocabulary.

Watch video demonstrations of the Canaan Barrie on-body signs in the Core Vocabulary.

Watch video demonstrations of the Canaan Barrie on-body signs for people and places.

Watch video demonstrations of the Canaan Barrie on-body signs for Food and Drink.

Watch video demonstrations of the Canaan Barrie on-body signs for Concepts.

Watch video demonstrations of the Canaan Barrie on-body signs for the weather.