Students have been told to wave ‘jazz hands’ instead of clapping to avoid triggering anxiety problems.
Officers at the University of Manchester Students’ Union argued that the loud noise of clapping and cheering can also trouble those with sensory issues, shares Daily Mail.
A motion was put forward by the union’s liberation and access officer to replace it with British Sign Language clapping, also known as ‘jazz hands’.
The union decided to make the switch and to ‘encourage student groups and societies to do the same, and to include BSL clapping as a part of inclusion training’.
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