IDS Key Message: Deaf Identity from Irish Deaf Society on Vimeo.
Never mentions profound loss, which makes you a deaf person, not language. It doesn't define deaf communities either. There are numerous deaf people who use sign daily, but aren't viewing themselves as a linguistic minority, I use sign daily have done for 23 years, but NOT a member of any linguistic minority, so where does that leave me ? I cannot be 'Deaf' AND 'deaf' AND 'hearing' AND 'HoH' can I ? Just a new kid on the block, or a Hybrid ?