Eva Longoria learns sign language
Eva Longoria has revealed she has learnt sign language so she can communicate with her deaf fans.
Eva Longoria has learnt sign language.
The 'Desperate Housewives' star - who recently launched her own cook book Eva's Kitchen - decided to learn how to sign so she can communicate with her deaf fans.
Speaking at the 9th Annual GLAD Benefit Extravaganza - which was held in support of deaf individuals and those hard of hearing - in West Hollywood, California, at the weekend, she said: "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."
Eva - who attended the event to support her friend, celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves - is prepared commit herself to various charities to help people with disabilities and from deprived social groups because of her experiences within her own family.
The 36-year-old actress - whose sister Elizabeth has Down's Syndrome and whose parents are Tejano, meaning Texans of Mexican descent - added to website 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."