My Experience In The Deaf Event

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Deaf Event Paper “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see” – Mark Twain.
I found this quote to fit perfectly with what I experienced in the deaf event that I attended the latter week. On Wednesday April 6, I went to Pizza Royal, an event that even though it was miniscule I can say with assurance I will remember for the rest of my life, surprisingly. I really did not know what to expect as I entered the restaurant, besides the fact that I was nervous my communication skills would be poor with a deaf person. As the night went on, I learned a lot of about the people I met there including characteristics such as, friendliness, mirth, and patience. The list goes on. The event was located in Rancho Cucamonga in a pleasant pizza restaurant named Pizza Royal. The event was rather small but as people say quality over quantity, and I can say without a doubt, it was a fine event. The event consisted of numerous deaf people, ASL students, and interpreters ranging from students my age,
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That made me think a little bit, because my thought process was if everyone is taught the language the same they would all say it the same. Then again, so are spoken languages and there are all kinds of accents. After applying that idea to spoken languages. It showed me a connection with spoken and non-spoken languages. It showed me that these languages were not so different after all. Slang was a big thing as well. They were teaching me how people from different areas have different signs for the cities around them depending on where they lived. Like when I showed them how I signed Rancho Cucamonga or Chaffey. In class, we learned to fingerspell Chaffey when Jesse had showed me how he had seen to sign Chaffey College. Jesse showed me that rather than fingerspelling he signed college while his hand was showing a “C”. I thought that was something interesting in the deaf
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