ALWAYS SAME OLD TIRED STORIES
We get tired of reading the same old
story in newspapers – that deaf students
are frustrated at hearing colleges –
no interpreters, no captions, no
social life, lost on huge campus, etc.
Almost all hearing colleges have
few deaf students, maybe 5 or 10
as average number.
And if the college campus is huge,
then these deaf students often do not
meet each other every day!
HEARING COMPUTER I/T PEOPLE DON’T EXPLAIN TO DEAF
A hearing person at his office has a problem
with his computer and asks for help from the
office computer I/T person.
The I/T person comes over and explains why
there is a problem and fixes the computer.
The hearing person is happy.
A deaf person, same thing at his office,
has a problem with computer. The I/T man
comes over, quickly fixes it and leaves the
Deaf person is satisfied his computer is fixed
but still does not know why there was a problem
because of no explanation!
DEAF ASL NO; HEARING ASL YES
A hearing woman is dating a deaf man.
The hearing woman wants to learn ASL; the
deaf man refuses to teach her.
She enrolls in ASL class on her own.
She tries ASL on him and he refuses to
use it with her.
CAPTIONS AT INDOOR FOOTBALL GAME
A deaf fan watched an indoor football
game in Washington, DC.
The scoreboard showed captions. But
there seemed not to be enough captions.
Did the game announcer talk a little
and therefore few captions? Or did
the game announcer talk a lot, overwhelming
the captioner, and therefore the captioner
ignored much of the talk?
A hearing fan would know. A deaf
fan would not know!
STRANGEST HEARING GESTURE
A hearing woman was standing in a line
next to a deaf person.
She suspected that the man next to her
She gestured – like “are you deaf and blind”
and she was not joking. Her face was serious.
The deaf man, shocked at the gesture, shouted
“I am deaf” and the woman walked away!
A strange gesture it really is.
SCARING THE PHARMACIST
A deaf man has problems with a pharmacist
who is afraid to communicate with the deaf.
The pharmacist would use body language
to avoid the deaf person, write a very brief
2 or 3 word note and then walk away.
Tired of pharmacist avoiding the deaf
person, he took control. He barked at her
in loud voice, with facial expressions
It worked. The pharmacist no longer
avoided the deaf person!