DEAF HOUSE IS IMPORTANT
For the deaf parents, a Deaf House is very
They can see what their children are doing
(jumping, running around, banging on tables,
fighting with each other, etc).
Hearing parents can hear. Deaf parents
can’t hear. This is the reason for the
ASL IN DEAF SCHOOL AND ASL IN MAINSTREAMED SCHOOLS
Is ASL used by the deaf at deaf schools better
than ASL used by the deaf at mainstreamed programs?
Many deaf people would say yes, deaf school ASL
Not always true. There are many deaf school
students that don’t sign well and there are also
mainstreamed students that sign ASL beautifully!
Do not always assume one ASL is better than other.
HARD TO READ HEARING FACES
Is it hard to read a hearing face? A hearing person
may be a snob, or very talkative or something.
A deaf person may often misread the hearing face
not knowing who he really is.
That hearing person may be really very shy and
other hearing people knows that, yet deaf person
did not realize it!
NOT UNDERSTANDING A TRAGEDY
There was a tragedy at one apartment
building. The deaf man saw people running
up and down the hall. He also saw a woman
crying and slamming her fists on the floor.
The cops and EMT people were also running
up and down the hall.
Hearing neighbors saw it all and knew
what was going on.
The deaf person, seeing it all, did not
know what was going on – because no one
told him that someone died.
TEXT 911 VS VOICE 911
During an emergency, which is best – Text 911
or Voice 911?
Voice 911 is best, but deaf people cannot use
An advocate said if a hearing person is available,
then do use him to make that Voice 911 call.
SCARY GESTURES AT DOCTOR’S OFFICE
A deaf man brought his hearing wife to the
doctor’s office for a routine operation.
The wife entered the operating room and
the door was shut. The deaf man had to wait
Suddenly a medical assistant came out of
the room (but quickly shut the door). She
was gesturing with another medical assistant.
It was not sign language but the gestures looked
like if the wife had problems during the
Hearing people in the waiting room could
hear the conversation. Deaf person in the
waiting room was scared something serious
happened to the wife.
Fortunately the operation was fine.
CHANGING THE PRINTER TONER
A printer in a computer room needed a new toner.
A hearing woman, with no real experience, struggled
with the toner.
A deaf man saw it all and knew how to put in a
new toner, but he kept quiet and stayed back.
Reason is that if he butts in and tries to help
the hearing woman, she may scream “assault and
battery” because she does not know how to communicate
with the deaf.
As a result, the woman messed up and ruined the