Welcome to Oncity, a city built on the pillars of Inclusion, respect and empathy!
Our citizens are concerned about the common well-being, which is why they have learned different ways of communicating to ensure everyone understands each other.
Our streets and buildings are meant for everyone and they have accessible and acoustic features that make it easy for hearing impaired people to be independent when moving around Oncity.
Our community is very diverse!
We have a command of several communication systems, depending on the type of deafness we have, that enable us to obtain and exchange information.
These augmentative and alternative communication systems are known as AACS
There are several communication systems, such as sign language (SL). We have a manual (or finger) alphabet, in which each hand gesture is a letter. We use our hands and gestures to communicate words and form phrases. In addition, the gestures and movements in sign language convey actions, opinions and feelings. Each country has its own sign language.