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'Where is the equality?': Deaf athletes in funding black hole heading into Deaflympics

By Darren Mara

Deaf Sports AustraliaHannah Britton pushes through her 20th lap at swim training at an indoor pool in Melbourne's east.

But rather than receive loud orders from her coach, the directions are in hushed tones and hand signals, instructions written on a poolside whiteboard.

Hannah has been deaf since birth and communicates using sign language.

On dry land now, she explains that she's in her element when underwater.

Read more: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/06/02/where-is-equality-deaf-athletes-funding-black-hole-heading-deaflympics

Source: SBS