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rose effect

Rose and Giovanni have stolen the nation’s collective heart each week with their exquisite dancing on BBC’s Strictly and 11 million people watched the couple lift the glitterball trophy.

Beyond her amazing footwork what’s particularly intriguing and inspiring is the fact that Rose is deaf and signing. We wondered how much of a role model she has been to deaf children in the UK and what effect she has had their aspirations and dreams?  In this College of Social Sciences blog, Angie Wootten, Teaching Fellow in Education (Deafness and Hearing Impairment) discusses the aspirations and self-esteem of young deaf people.