DEAF EYES VS HEARING EYES
Deaf Eyes are always different from Hearing Eyes.
Deaf and hearing look at things differently.
A deaf person goes to a store and immediately
knows if it is deaf-friendly or not.
A hearing person will not know the difference!
SMALL GROCERY STORE OR BIG SUPERMARKET
There is a small grocery store near your home.
It is not deaf friendly and it is expensive.
There is a big supermarket, about 20 minutes
walk from your home. The prices are low.
Which is better – short walk, but not deaf-friendly
and expensive or long walk, deaf friendly and low
Or you go to the grocery store if it is raining,
and you go to the supermarket if weather is perfect!
A BASKETBALL REFEREE THAT LAUGHS HARD DURING TIME OUT
You are watching a basketball game at Gallaudet
During a timeout, a hearing fan shouted something
at a hearing referee.
The hearing referee suddenly looked at the hearing
fan and laughed very hard.
Why did the hearing referee laugh very hard? We
will never know.
DEAF HISTORY RESEARCH FRUSTRATION
For example – in Year 1900, a deaf writer
writes a Deaf Story, but information is not
complete and is little vague.
Year 2017, a Deaf History Researcher
finds that old 1900 story and is very
frustrated because of incomplete and
Happens all the time in Deaf History
and Hearing History.
A THUMP WHILE SLEEPING
You are sleeping one night. All of a sudden
you feel a big thump.
You get scared and wake up and run around the
house, wondering what the thump was.
You ask a hearing person if he heard about the
thump noise. Hearing person said he heard nothing.
A Big Thump Mystery!
PROBLEM WITH A PHARMACIST
A deaf person lives in a small town. There
is only one pharmacy in that small town.
The pharmacist is anti-deaf; he tries to
avoid communicating with the deaf by pen
The other pharmacy is in a big shopping
mall about 30-35 miles away.
Not an easy decision for the deaf person