The hearing community, mostly views Deaf people with a half-empty perspective. Most hearing people feel bad for the Deaf because their incapability to hear. However, the Deaf community does not see their Deafness as a disability. Deaf people enjoy being Deaf, they like being quiet; it is their life. The Hearing community thinks that being Deaf limits you to jobs, career success, skills, driving abilities, and much more.
Most jobs won’t hire a deaf person because they don’t think they are able to do the job even if they are more than capable, typically companies don’t want to accommodate or are unaware on how to accommodate the deaf or hard of hearing. The National Association of the deaf can help inform you on what to do and legally what is your next step. On their website, it’ll say that deaf people must have, “visual alerts for audible alarms and messages, captioned audiovisual information.” Those are just a few accommodations that every deaf person. The next step if a person is discriminated would be to contact Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and it will be
All of these which hearing people take for granted. This means that a deaf person is often found in situations where they can’t follow what is being said and are often confused, scared, and isolated. The attitudes of hearing people toward Deaf people tend to pervade deaf/HOH people’s relationships with their family, educational environment, employers, and fellow co-workers. Some examples are, accepting lower expectations of themselves based on perceptions of hearing people, and lacking confidence as a result of being raised in an overprotective environment, or having things done for them. When it comes to education, deaf/HOH people are also discriminated against.
The word audism is a great description of some very unfortunate attitudes that are prevalent in our society towards deaf people. People in our society harbor certain autistic beliefs toward this group. The deaf are sometimes referred to as "deaf and dumb" or "deaf and mute". People also think that the deaf cannot read or write due to their deafness, and that they cannot perform well in sports or even drive a car. Discrimination against deaf people exist in all
(Stuart 3). The injustices that plague the mentally disabled are an issue of society, They are consistently marginalized by employers, society, and on the state and Federal level. If the society cannot change the treatment of the mentally disabled, they may regress and view themselves as worthless, only to have the stigma and society to discriminate against them. While progress has been shown with the Acts and Bills put in place, how long will it last? as a society we cannot afford to use potential assets by shameful discrimination.
Many people clearly promote sign language and others are definitely against the language. The Deaf should not be forced to speak or hear if it is against their wishes. Deaf individuals already have to live in a hearing world, so the hearing should do everything they can to make the minority feel welcomed instead of trying to change them. People who negatively criticize a certain type of art are often not educated enough on that specific topic. Every type of art is unique and incredible, but sometimes people fail to recognize the amazing qualities of a particular form of art.
Even though the continuing of this culture relies on what cochlear implants seek to end, it does not give them the right to completely oppose this procedure for anyone who pursues it. The preservation of deaf culture is particularly problematic because the majority of deaf children are born to hearing parents. Most hearing parents are not familiar with American Sign Language, but many learn and
Societal discrimination based on grown beliefs and values leads to misconceptions with women making them vulnerable to sex bias. Discrimination also is unfair and disabled people not only cannot work or are easily forgotten about in work or society but also they try and change to fit the harsh terms society’s lives are based upon. Thematic Presentation There is a link between all of the articles. The links act as a connection all relating and coming back to the idea that discrimination is a main factor in the lives of people with mental, emotional or physical disabilities. People suffering with disabilities live complex lives in which things such as being a girl, or looking for a job or walking out in public are looked at and picked apart giving them nothing but a hard time.
On the subject of a Cochlear Implant (CI) is a big controversy between the two communities. In the Hearing world, most people if given a deaf child might go straight to giving it Cochlear so it will then be, in the minds of the Hearing, a part of the hearing community ,but In the Deaf community, some, if not most, refuse the use of a Cochlear Implant because they feel that it is just another device aimed to fix what is not broken, and because of that, to them, it is stripping Deaf people from their culture and the safety and effectiveness is not high enough to take the risk of the surgery. To the Deaf, they live highly functional lifestyle without the device. So, why is there such a fast decision on getting an implant? 2.
For example, since law enforcement personnel lack knowledge of deaf people and their culture (Vernon 2005) the law enforcement often arrest those who are deaf like everyone else, with their hands behind their backs, yet if the only way the deaf communicate is with their hands then the police have taken that communication, a basic human right, away from them. Often the police are not educated in sign language; therefore they c... ... middle of paper ... ...system on deaf culture. Many things are wrong with the criminal justice system and how they treat deaf people, but as a society we can take the first step in learning about our neighbors, friends, relatives and strangers in the deaf community. We can get educated on their culture and partner with them in the fight for justice. Works Cited Lewis, T. (2013).