Video Transcript: Oscars speech in sign language

(APPLAUSE)

RACHEL SHENTON: Oh, god, hello. I made a promise to our six-year-old lead actress that I'd sign this speech. And my hands are shaking
a little bit, so, I apologize.

(APPLAUSE)

RACHEL SHENTON: Thank you.

(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

RACHEL SHENTON: Our movie is about a deaf child being born into a world of silence. It's not exaggerated or sensationalized for the movie, this is happening, millions of children all over the world live in silence and face communication barriers and particularly access to education. So, deafness is a silent disability. You can't see it and it's not life threatening, so, I want to say, the biggest of thank yous to the Academy for allowing us to put this in front of a mainstream audience.

(APPLAUSE AND CHEERING)

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