Learn about the many different ways to communicate.

As human beings, we all have a deep desire to express ourselves and connect to others – and we need to communicate in order to play an active role in the world. But, for many, communication is challenging, which can feel incredibly isolating.

The good news is that there are thousands of ways to communicate and we can all connect – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or music.

At Sense, we use all the human senses to unlock communication and help people who have complex disabilities or are deafblind to experience the world.

Browse through the menu on the right to find out about the different ways of communicating – from British Sign Language to fingerspelling; from facial expression to someone using a favourite object to show what they would like to do.

Say hello to Caroline

Watch Caroline using several different ways to communicate, including dance. When someone is talking to her they place their hand under hers so she can feel the signs they are using. This is called hand under hand signing. Caroline expresses herself in different ways, including with body language and facial expressions. She also loves to express herself through dance as you’ll see in the clip below.

Audio described version of Say Hello to Caroline with transcript.

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