In the following chapters, there is an extensive amount of knowledge to learn about how Deaf culture is involved in our modern world. The pages assigned give us an outlook of how Deaf people are treated in our daily life, and how we should learn from it. Its gives a clear line between what are myths and what are facts, to those who are curious about the Deaf community or have specific questions. This book has definitely taught me new things that I could put to good use in the near future. In specific chapters, my mind really opened up to new ideas and made me think hard about questions, like “why don’t some Deaf people trust hearing people,” or “do we need another ‘Deaf president now’ revolution?” I realized many new things in the course of reading this book, and have recommended this to my family.
Imagine yourself deaf, growing up with a beautiful language, visual literature, humor, and theater. Imagine taking pride in your identity without any desire to become a member of the majority culture. For many deaf people, their community is a comforting relief from the isolation and condescension of the hearing world. However the Deaf community is far more than a support group for people who share a physical characteristic. Members of the Deaf community may have hearing levels that range from profoundly deaf to slightly hard-of-hearing.
I feel bad for them. Imagine not being able to hear the simple things in life we (the hearing community) takes for granted.” The Hearing community will always view the Deaf with the half-empty perspective, unless they personally know someone who is Deaf or have taken a course about Deaf culture. Taking Deaf culture has totally changed my perspective, personally. I now look at the Deaf with the half-full perspective. I admire the Deaf culture, they are so strong and hold such
Hearing about the deaf clinking of glasses (wrists) for cheers was very interesting to me. Having hearing is a privilege and being able to receive and express communication is how we all function; I can not fathom losing one or both modes of communication. Learning about deaf culture should be implemented in school. Many children and even adults do not know how to interact with a deaf person and can either offend the deaf person or make the situation extremely
She had to coop with many challenges that she faced, which later she was able to overcome her disability of hearing and seeing. Helen Keller once said " Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people." If I were to live without one of my senses, then I would choose the sense of hearing. One thing I would have to cope with is learning how to get around without hearing and learning how to be in the world with strength. I have to be able to lip-read and learn to face challenges in the world where many people and public are surrounded, even in schools and jobs.
They all influenced and show me that I can still accomplish in life, but it’s in different ways. I wasn’t exposed to as much Deaf people that don’t use hearing aids or cochlear implant prior to attending RIT/NTID. I’m glad that I’m a student at RIT/NTID because I basically get the best of the both worlds: Hearing and Deaf worlds. All of those experiences, events, people that happen in my life have influence my perspective toward the world and affect my identity as one of the deaf individuals. This is my Deafhood Journey since birth to now and the beyond.
Advance in technologies has connected students and teachers into better communication in school. Deaf children can connect with many others besides teachers and peers but with professionals. Regardless of the many methods or approaches into educating Deaf children, there will not be one permanent way that can help with learning. Every individual functions and acquire differently because no one is born with the same ability to learn. In years ahead there will be many more advances in teaching Deaf children and they won’t always be right or agreed upon to be used for Deaf education.
I feel that young Deaf /hard of hearing students being taught by a Deaf teacher or a child of a Deaf adult (C.O.D.A) teacher is very important because ASL is the first step to learning English and becoming bilingual. According to the article Why Schools for Deaf Children Should Hire Deaf Teachers: A Preschool Issue By Courtney Shantie and Robert Hoffmeister, the authors state “This paper will focus on
Someone with a disability, like deafness, will always struggle when it comes to things such as school, working, and making friends. They will struggle far more than “normal” people with no disability would. Also, I agree with Kant in which people have the right to freedom of choice. It 's unfair to Gauvin that his parents made the decision for him to be deaf for the rest of his life, and making sure he 's not able to do anything about it. I personally believe what Duchesneau and McCullough did demonstrated ethical egoism.
The Deaf community is extremely important to people who identify as deaf or hard of hearing. This culture is accepting of individuals and provides a community for all deaf individuals to join. Although the Deaf community is a safe place for people who identify as deaf, stigma still resides in both the hearing and the deaf world. Stigma towards the cochlear implant within the Deaf community creates disapproval and conflict. They view the implant as a way of “fixing” someone who does not need to be fixed.