Before they discuss sign language or Deaf culture, hearing people should first acknowledge Deaf people.
Debra Russell’s speech-
This video responses to Justin Vollmar’s video titled “Archeology have proved that Exodus is a myth.”
How should Deaf people interact with disabled/handicapped people?
Deaf- Have you ever encountered a mute person? Please share with me your experiences.
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This video is captioned.
Lydia Callis, the interpreter for Mayor Bloomberg during Hurricane Sandy, became famous on internet overnight because of her facial expressions. A number of Deaf people have expressed their objection against those who mock the interpreter and American Sign Language, especially the comedian Chelsea Handler. How should we, as Deaf individuals, response to such mockery of our culture and language?
Although I realize that language changes, I find myself being uncertain about allowing hearing-induced changes in ASL to circulate around. I use “#16-19” in ASL as an example. I’d love to hear your opinions on whether we should welcome hearing-induced changes or not. I also briefly discuss the role of mainstream interpreters.