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Eva Longoria learns sign language to talk to deaf people

 
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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria has learnt how to communicate in sign language. The 36-year-old star, who has just released her own book entitled, 'Eva's Kitchen', did this in order to speak to her deaf fans.

“I've had a lot of deaf people who have bought my book and I've been able to talk to them about what my favourite recipe is and what to cook," she was quoted as saying at the 9th Annual GLAD Benefit Extravaganza, held to support deaf people. The actress, who visited this event to support her celebrity hair dresser friend, said that she will commit herself to more of such events to help disabled people live their lives normally.

Eva Longoria, whose own sister suffers from Downs Syndrome, told Hollyscoop, “I always think it's important to bring awareness to minority or a minority population and whether you're Latino or black or a woman or deaf, it still falls into that category of needing support from people who aren't normally around this type of population. I come from a diverse background of people with special needs, because of my sister, so I'm happy to bring my voice to this cause."

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