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Assignment # 2 Find an internet website which relates to the Deaf Culture. Can you explain how ASL is an important component of Deaf Culture? Deaf Linx “Learning About Deaf Culture and Community” Deaf Culture has been developed by people of all nationality, genders, class, and religion coming together, because of their inability to hear. However, you do not have to be born deaf to be accepted into a Deaf Culture community. The culture refers to the shared language and experiences of being deaf in a hearing world, which can include those of children of deaf parents, or parents of deaf children. Those hearing in the deaf subculture may develop the values, beliefs and actions that the deaf community support. Interpreters and those who are studying the ASL are exposed to Deaf Culture while learning American Sign Language. The ability to communicate is the single most important aspect of Deaf culture. While not all dialects are the same, ASL is a beautiful and important language full of history and able to
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Unformatted text preview: express itself in music, story, poetry, and literature. The Deaf community do not see themselves as disabled and do not feel the need to be “fixed.” With ever changing and newer advancements in cochlear implants, that risk the positive attitude towards sign language and being deaf, the culture begins to resent the discrimination or inference that they are disadvantaged, or that the lack of hearing makes them less valuable to society. Deaf communities are diverse and live as ordinary lives as the rest of society. They pay taxes, go to work, walk their dogs, send their kids to schools, they hold political and religious beliefs. Some support deaf organizations, deaf schools, or deaf groups. No matter where you travel in America, the deaf community’s rules, etiquette, high level of communication sharing and constant contact can be seen across the country....
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  • Spring '16
  • Dr.Vega
  • Hearing impairment, British Sign Language

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