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A to Z Deaf Culture

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on 16 May 2014

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F is for Foster, Andrew
The first deaf African-American to graduate from Gallaudet, also the founder of many schools for the deaf in Africa
G is for Gallaudet
United States educator who established the first free school in the United States for the hearing impaired

Gallaudet University is composed of the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES), the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
H is for Hearing Aids
B is for Body Language
Deaf and hard of hearing people are faster at recognizing non-language gestures than hearing people
D is for D.A.T.E Project
Direct Access Theatre Experience, performances designed for deaf, hard of hearing, blind and low vision patrons
A is for Audism
Discrimination or stereotypes against deaf or hard of hearing people
A to Z Deaf Culture
C is for Conventions/Conferences
Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people being able to communicate in groups based on what the convention is for or about
E is for Education of the Deaf Council
Five national organizations in education of deaf and hard of hearing students
A device that amplifies the acoustic noises of everyday life so that a user can hear them
Skye Slater
I is for Interpreting
When a person who can communicate through both the hearing and deaf world to transport information
J is for Justice
In encounters with the police, lack of communication can result in detention without the ability to call one’s lawyer. When a deaf or hard of hearing person is not able to communicate with a lawyer, there is no real representation. When a deaf or hard of hearing person does not understand what is going on in the courtroom, justice has not been served
K is for Keller, Helen
One of the most well known deaf-blind people
L is for Laurent Clerc
Together with Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, he was a founder of the American School for the Deaf, the first school for the deaf in the United States.
M is for Mute
Not all deaf people are mute, being mute can come from a person who is deaf from birth that loses out on some of the developmental learning process of speech. They can’t hear how people around them are pronouncing their words, this early listening plays a vital role in speech development. But they can be taught later on in life.
N is for Nucleus
Cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device that electrically stimulates the hearing nerve in the cochlea (inner ear), Nucleus 6 is the brand type of the cochlear implant
O is for Opeoluwa Sotonwa
African-American deaf attorney & literary writer, currently serving as the Vice President of National Black Deaf Advocates Inc., the nation's civil rights organization of deaf people of color
P is for Poetry
ASL POETRY is a vibrant three-dimensional art form where body movements convey meaning, no paper or text. Rhymes are measured in hand shapes and meter in movements
Q is for Quotes
Aspiring quotes from people who can be looked up to can make a persons day seem a little less harsh knowing that someone else has faced the same challenges
R is for Respect
1.NEVER touch or hold the hands of a Deaf student who uses ASL to communicate (This is the equivalent of placing your hand over the mouth of a speaking child)
2. Prolonged, sustained eye-contact is a key to communication among the Deaf, it is considered rude to carry on a conversation while doing something else
S is for Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks hired the first deaf offensive player in the NFL, Derrick Coleman
T is for Technology
Flashing lights or vibrators can be used for alarms, doorbells or telephone ringers, text telephones and captioning for television programs provide typed-out messages instead of sound
U is for USA
Miss Deaf USA that is. The first competition was held in 1972 at the NAD Convention in Miami, Florida.
V is for Videophone
A device with a video camera capable of bi-directional video and audio transmissions for communication between people in real-time. People who are deaf and hard of hearing may call other signers point-to-point or call non-signers using a video relay service.
W is for Wiggins
Julius Wiggins - Creator of Silent News, the newspaper of the Deaf Community
X is for eXcitement :D
A deaf woman gets to share her excitement with the world upon getting to hear for the first time
Y is for Yakami Aoi
She is a Deaf Japanese pro female wrestler
Z is for Deaf Zimbabwe Trust
It conducted its second Psychosocial Support workshop and Sign Language session on March 8th 2014 at Queen Elizabeth Girls’ High School. The workshop was well attended by 77 participants including the Deaf, parents, teachers, friends and relatives of children who are deaf and hard of hearing and 20 children
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