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COMD 2050 Guest Lecture

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COMD 2050 Guest Lecture- 11/10/11     18:07 American Sign Language How do you refer to a persons with a hearing loss? (acceptable) Hearing impaired Deaf Hard-of-hearing Deaf and Dumb Formerly neutral The American School for the Deaf,1817, known as “American Asylum at Hartford for the  education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb” until 1895. William “Dummy” Hoy (1862-1961)- Famous baseball player; made umpire signs Deaf-mute Formerly acceptable term Gallaudet University, formerly known as “National Deaf-Mute College.” Oralist (believed you can speak just need training) Movement initiated the rejection of  the term. The Deaf clung onto the term. The term today, however, no longer means  “proud, Non-speaking Deaf signer.” Hearing-disabled Modern version of “hearing-handicapped” and both are equally offensive Legislation such as the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and American  with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, changed the terminology we use, focusing attention  on the person rather than the disability. Hearing-impaired Deaf vs. Hearing perspective Medical or pathological view- means you have something wrong; needs to be fixed to  become like everyone else
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What’s the Difference between Deaf and deaf? “Deaf”  (“big d deaf”) is a reference to a cultural group; a community of people who  share a common language (ASL) and culture (art, social practices, entertainment  (theater), recreation (sports), etc. regardless of their degree of hearing loss. The Deaf community may also include hearing family members, supporters, and friends.
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