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November 21, 2011

Photographer: Erika Shultz / The Seattle Times .

Dhan and Bee Biswakarma are from Bhutan. They have a disability. They cannot hear (deaf). In Bhutan, they could not attend school. But, in the U.S., they can go to school. They are attending a special class at Highline Community College. They are learning a new language. This American Sign Language (ASL) class is for deaf or hard-of-hearing refugees. They are learning to spell their names with their fingers. They are learning signs for words like family and name. ASL can help them communicate in their new country. ASL can help them learn job skills.

Published November 2011

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