Asl Deaf World

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Welcome to the DEAF-WORLD Welcome to the DEAF-WORLD provides you with an eyes view of the main character Mr. Ben Baham, whom is the founding partner of DawnSignPress. Mr. Baham was born deaf from deaf parents and did not let the loss of his hearing defeat him from accomplishing his goals and aspirations as a human being. The main points are understanding that the deaf culture “is not associated with a single place” but it is a culture derived based on relationships among individuals whom a number of places and associations may provide common ground. Secondly, Sign Language is one of the most important instruments for communication; this form of communication allows the individual to express what they are attempting to convey. Third, understanding that not all deaf person where born deaf in fact, some lost their hearing as adults and some in childhood. The DEAF-WORLD is a culture like any other culture once you are part of this society you feel a self of belonging you are not an alien however, if a hearing person attempts to be part of the DEAF-WORLD they can feel alienated because they are not familiar with this culture. Families with Deaf Children In chapter 2 it provides an insight of Families with deaf children and how the parents react to the birth of new addition(s) to the families. Surprisingly, deaf parents are happier to have a deaf child versus one that can hear. This information was puzzling to me however, continuing to read the chapter it explained the reasoning for this. For example, a deaf home is already established for the deaf child such as having the home wired to respond to environmental signals with visual ones such as: doorbells and telephones flashes instead of ringing. Additionally, Deaf families are proud of their genealogy just as a hearing person is proud of theirs. However, this is not the same reaction for hearing parents whom…...

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