American Sign Language Storyteller Patricia ‘Trix’ Bruce Performs at Niagara University

In Announcements, by , on April 18th, 2018

Patricia “Trix” Bruce can tell her life’s story without uttering a single syllable.

More than 200 people found that out Wednesday at Niagara University, as Bruce, who is Deaf, reminded them that learning American Sign Language can break down many barriers. Bruce also expressed great support of the mission of NU’s American Sign Language and Deaf studies program, which is to develop sign communication skills for all areas of life, along with a broad understanding of deafness.

“It was energizing to receive that kind of feedback from a prominent member of the Deaf community,” said Rachel Bailey, ’17, an adjunct professor at Niagara. “Her vision matches that of our program. We learn the language to be able to communicate with people.”

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