{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

FactSheet269 - The deaf live mostly in big cities °Some...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Deafness as a Disability Facts Scuba divers often use sign language under water. Deaf people can sign/talk at great distances without the use of amplification through the use of sign language. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was originally an instructor for deaf children and invented the telephone to help his deaf wife and mother to hear. Deaf people vote, pay taxes, drive cars, and attend business, social, and religious events... ASL is the 4 th most used language in the United States Annually, 3,500 people are born profoundly deaf. Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America, was deaf. There is a Deaf Awareness Week every year. May 1 st – 7 th and also The National Association of the Deaf near Washington, D.C., was founded in 1880 to protect the rights of the deaf. There have been deaf newspaper columnists and editors, airplane mechanics, truckers, and pilots.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: The deaf live mostly in big cities. °Some positions held by present-day deaf persons are: lawyers, dentists, doctors, chemists, inventors, artists, sculptors, writers, architects, poets, newspaper editors, clergy, actors, and teachers, to name just a few! °Section 504 forbids discrimination against qualified people with disabilities by entities receiving Federal financial assistance. ° Disability: Any restriction or lack (resulting from an impairment) or ability to perform an activity in the manner of within the range considered normal for a human being. (Journey Into the DEAF – WORLD) ° A Deaf individual must claim their deafness as a disability if they want to receive financial assistance. ° Receiving the financial assistance in the categories of Education, Work, Transportation, City Town affairs, and many others....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern