Gap Fill - Clapping - Level 6


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A in the UK has voted to replace hand clapping with 'jazz-hand waving'. The University of Manchester Students' Union voted in of replacing clapping with 'jazz hands' to respect who can be negatively affected by noise. The jazz hands action is the British Sign Language's form of clapping. It is the practice of waving one's in the air. Students' Union spokeswoman Sara Khan said the vote was taken out of respect for people who are affected by loud noise, which includes clapping and . She said many people with like autism, sensory issues and deafness tend to avoid events because of loud clapping and cheering.

The vote has sparked a lot of online. British Piers Morgan tweeted that, "Britain is losing its mind". The even reached as far as the USA, where former Florida governor Jeb Bush tweeted: "Not cool, University of Manchester. Not Cool." Representatives of the Students' Union hit back, saying they represent the of students' views at the university. The Union said: "The was passed to encourage the of British Sign Language clapping during our events to make those events accessible and inclusive for all." It added: "We are not banning clapping. We understand that some people may be more to continue using it."

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