Santa Claus visited with children who have hearing impairments to find out what they want for Christmas during an event Friday at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.
Santa communicated with the more than 100 kids using sign language. Linda Cheek is president and co-founder of the Deaf Awareness Group of Southwest Missouri, which organized the event.
"It's really, really good for the kids to get to sign to Santa what they want for Christmas. Their faces just light up that someone understands them," she said.