Today we learn American Sign Language for “deaf,” and, through a video (link below), how to ask someone if they are deaf. Although we often people speak of the Deaf community, many hearing people do not realize that community includes a unique culture, language, and view of the world. Building on our learning of ableism, we invite you to learn how ableism affects the deaf community and changes we can make.
“The Hearing World Must Stop Forcing Deaf Culture to Assimilate” an opinion piece by Sara Nović in NBCnews.com.
How to ask if someone is deaf: Deaf You? on YouTube.
Frequently Asked Questions on community and culture from the National Association of the Deaf.
Learn about the values, behaviors, and traditions of Deaf culture in “Deaf Culture” from Gallaoudet University.