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Exhibition HANDS UP ON TOUR - book here:



HANDS UP is an interactive exhibition that takes visitors on an exciting journey into the world of silence. The aim is to reduce fear of contact with deaf people and to build bridges between the world of the hearing and that of the deaf. The exhibition is a project of equalizent, a company engaged in improving the situation of deaf people. How do deaf people cope with everyday life? How do they manage when they can't hear an alarm clock, telephone or doorbell? How do deaf people perceive music? How does sign language work? A deaf guide explains all this during a 50-minutes tour.

The exhibition is part of the conference Linguistic Diversity in Professional Settings at WU Vienna on May 2nd and May 3rd. Time slots will be offered between 2 pm and 6 pm on Thursday and between 9 am and 4 pm on Friday. Although the communication during the tour is non-verbal, phonetic language will play a role in certain situations. Thereofore, we recommend English-speaking visitors to book the time slots at 2 pm on Thursday and Friday. If you speak and/or understand German, you will be able to participate in all parts of the exhibition.

HANDS UP is hosted by the Department of Business Communication at WU Vienna and kindly supported by the WU Rectorat and the WU Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR). Thanks to our sponsors we are able to offer participation free of charge. As each tour will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants registration is mandatory. Therefore we ask you to book your preferred time slot online. You will get a confirmation and a reminder of your booked time slot a few days before the event.

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