From Student Union Wants to Ban Clapping and Cheering Because it Excludes Deaf People (dated April 28, 2017):
Britain’s largest national student union has told attendees of its annual conference they would face “consequences” for cheering and clapping because these forms of expression exclude deaf people….Instead of clapping, the students were advised to use “jazz hands” – a gesture when people wave their hands in the air – as it’s believed to be more inclusive to people with hearing problems….This isn’t the first time the student union has tackled the issue of clapping. In the past, some NUS [National Student Union] events banned clapping because it might “trigger anxiety”.
Inanity in the name of diversity!
In my father’s words, “pure, unadulterated monkey business.”