Sensory Centre’s climate change comic book

A comic book about climate change that is accessible to people with hearing loss has been illustrated by young people at Windsor Park.

Pupils from Windsor Park School in Falkirk, which supports primary and secondary aged children with hearing loss, worked with Forth Valley Sensory Centre to design and develop the eight-page Climate Comic.

Children from the school gave their take on the global climate emergency in the comic.

It has been translated into British Sign Language (BSL), with audio descriptions available so that children with visual impairments are also able to access it.

The comic features puzzles, quizzes and activities, a recipe, and a visual tutorial of some BSL signs and the BSL alphabet.

Sara Burns, energy redress project coordinator with Forth Valley Sensory Centre, said the comic “brings to life” the dreams of students.

“This is an innovative, engaging and accessible way for everyone to find out about our environment and the actions we need to take to try to tackle the climate emergency,” she said.

“We have had lots of leaflets, lots of videos and talks but very few are translated into BSL – now a language in its own right – or made accessible to those who cannot see.

“Working with the children at Windsor Park, we have created something that brings to life the dreams and aspirations of these students and makes their message on climate change truly accessible to all.”

A hard copy of the Climate Comic can be picked up at the Forth Valley Sensory Centre, or a digital edition can be downloaded online.

More information

The Forth Valley Sensory Centre supports people with hearing or sight loss in Falkirk and the wider Forth Valley area.

The Centre provides classes, activities, and support to reduce social isolation and improve the wellbeing of people with sensory conditions

Based in Camelon, Falkirk, the Centre welcomes all visitors to its Sensory Garden and Café, both open to the public.