Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Hearing in a deaf world

Sub Heading 'Adopting the position!'  Another example of activism of the cultural variety convincing hearing people who we aren't.  Deaf people can hear, can talk, a hearing person walking around playing the mute is the ultimate insult surely?  Gallaudet's intake comprises of many with deafness and hearing loss, and whilst the majority do sign, they use many other means as well.  Had she entered Gally as herself and spoke her way around, she would have got an entirely different view of deaf culture, or not, they may well have just ignored her!  The real test is putting the hearing and deaf there on each other's terms and watch how the barriers are addressed via compromise.  This instance the hearing did all the compromise, not a true test and promoting bias as well.

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