[The video begins with a short title page with pink background and IWD in large bold white letters
International Week of the Deaf text appears below
A blurred video of a woman signing appears with white text reading: International Week of the Deaf Sign Language Rights for all women.
A woman stands in front of a cream wall and wears a black shirt. ]
Avril: My name is Avril Hepner
[A woman stands outside, in front of hedges. The wind is blowing. She is wearing a black jumper and signs:]
Majella: Hello! My name is Majella McAteer
[A woman stands outside, in front of hedges. The wind is blowing, she is wearing a dark purple jumper with a bright purple scarf. She signs:]
Sue: Hi! I am Sue Barry
Avril: I wanted to share my story with you.
Sue: I am the Deaf Roots and Pride (DRP) Manager across the UK.
Majella: I am the Community Development Manager in the British Deaf Association Northern Ireland.
Avril: I work as the Community Development Manager for BDA in Scotland.
Majella: I have worked for the BDA for the last 22 years, prior to this, BDA did not have a presence in Northern Ireland until 1997.
Sue: It’s amazing to think that just 20 years ago, I didn’t think it was possible for me, as a woman, to be in this role.
Avril: I am a woman, and I am Deaf so I was to give BDA a big thank you for giving me the opportunity to show that women can be successful in a managerial role.
Majella: Thank you to the BDA for giving me – ME – this opportunity, not only as a woman, but as a Deaf woman for the past 22 years.
Avril: I have never felt inferior and have always felt equal to others in the organisation so I want to let you all know, as Deaf women we CAN achieve our goals and succeed when we take opportunities.
Sue: I am on equal footing to a man and I have the same access to be able to make a difference to lives and the future of Deaf children and young people.
Majella: My message to everyone is that it’s important for you to know you can achieve your dreams.
Avril: I think it’s important to show Deaf women role models and that we can succeed in managerial roles.
Majella: There is no such word as ‘can’t’ because you CAN do it. Make sure to empower yourself. You can achieve!
Avril: I applaud the organisation for showcasing a range of Deaf female role models in a number of different roles
Majella: you can achieve your dreams in every area of your life, in your career, in your personal life, family life.
[A woman stands outdoors in front of a tree trunk. She is wearing a navy top with white flowers on it. She signs:]
Colette: Sign Language Rights for all Women
[A woman at a desk, there are posters behind her of various kinds. She has blonde hair and wears a denim shirt. She signs:]
Chivonne: Sign Language Rights for all women.
A woman stands in front of a cream wall. She is wearing a navy coloured top with colourful patterns on it
Michelle: Sign Language Rights for all Women
[A woman stands in front of a green hedge. She wears a white t shirt. She signs:]
Chloe: Sign Language Rights for all women
[Sue stands in front of a brick wall. She is wearing a black top with a white pattern on it. She signs:]
Sue: Sign Language Rights for all beautiful women.
[An image with pink background and IWD in large bold letters with images of lots of people inside them
International Week of the Deaf text appears below.
The video ends with a white closing image with the British Deaf Association Logo, and www.bda.org.uk below with the text:
‘The BDA stands for Deaf Equality Access and Freedom of Choice’. The letters D E A F are in red to highlight them.