CODA Hong Kong offering deaf parents new support with help of Operation Santa Claus

Born to deaf parents, Cindy Chan Kai-yee’s mother tongue is sign language, even though she herself can hear.From a young age, Chan has lived between the deaf and hearing worlds, signing with her parents at home and later learning Cantonese from relatives and at school.Speaking in a direct manner reflective of how she used sign language at home, she was often mistaken for being rude or blunt at school. Taken in combination with her poor Cantonese pronunciation and grammar skills, the result was…


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