A deaf Lanarkshire pupil has collaborated with a leading fashion brand to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week.Kara Gillespie, an S4 pupil at Dalziel High school, teamed up with Glasgow-based Forty clothing to create some unique pieces.The pupil is a deaf advocate on social media and is also the youngest mentor for Advanced Bionics, a global cochlear implant company.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.
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Cochlear implants are a device that helps deaf people hear."As part of the project, Kara also delivered deaf awareness training and also offered basic British Sign Language lessons to the staff at Forty.There are two t-shirt designsRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk