Clapping has been banned at University of Manchester Students’ Union events, to avoid causing anxiety for some students. People are encouraged to use jazz hands instead.
Clapping has been banned at the union’s events, as some people with autism or anxiety can find the loud noises difficult to deal with.
They can feel isolated and overwhelmed – and may even face a sensory overload, which means they have take time out to calm down and adjust.
Should clapping be banned?