A total of 390 participants participated in a group lesson delivered by Sense trainers in Tower Gardens, London. Tactile signing is a common means of communication used by people who are deafblind (meaning they have both a sight and hearing impairment), which is based on a sign language and involves touch. The event was organised to raise awareness of the different communication methods used by people with complex disabilities.
Richard Karmel, Mazars London Office Managing Partner, said: “Across the UK, we value our strong relationship with Sense and take pride in supporting the incredible work it does: this fantastic event showed how enthusiastic our people are to get involved, and I’m delighted that we were able to set a World Record and help further raise the awareness of the great work that Sense is performing”.
Richard Kramer, Sense Chief Executive, said: “Everyone at Sense is thrilled to have set this new Guinness World Record with our partner Mazars. This was a wonderful event that provided the opportunity to learn how people who are deafblind, and those with complex disabilities, communicate, and also get into the record books! We’d like to thank Mazars for their support.”
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