Deaf people enjoy music too! That’s the message behind model Nyle DiMarco’s re-make of Ariana Grande’s latest music video.
After causing a stir on Twitter last November about the lack of captions on Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next,” video, the Deaf model and activist decided to make his own, deaf-friendly version of her new song, “7 Rings.”
Could you ask @Vevo to add captions for 466 million people with hearing loss
While Grande’s new video included captions, DiMarco and a team of back-up dancers recreated Grande’s “7 Rings” video with ASL to make it even more accessible. In the remake, the crew dons dazzling outfits, preforms on a stunning set and signs slick Sign Language, getting a seal of approval from Grande herself.
Ellie was born profoundly deaf, uses verbal communication, lipreads and wears Phonak Sky Q hearing aids. She is currently learning British Sign Language. Ellie hasn’t let her disability stand in the way and embraces every new challenge. Her deafness didn’t prevent her from achieving major accomplishments in her life, such as excelling in her education, previously working as a Marketing Executive and now as an Events Coordinator for a deaf organization, as well as blogging for Hearing Like Me. She is passionate about deaf awareness, campaigning for equality and helping others through her personal blog as Deafie Blogger.
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