London: In a bid to communicate with her deaf fans, actress Eva Longoria learnt sign language and is prepared to contribute in various charities to help people with disabilities and from deprived social groups.

36-year-old Longoria recently launched her own cook book- Eva’s kitchen.

“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,” a website quoted Longorio as saying.

“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,' she said.