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Issues in the Deaf Community
Transcript of Issues in the Deaf Community
(Lack of technology for Deaf to use that are immediate or fast.)
(Deaf being afraid of being shot down or misunderstood)
Having hearing parents
(Not being taught proper SL, having parents who dont know how to get themselves or their child into the DCommunity)
Differences in language
(Eye contact, facial ex, straightfowardness, etc) Examples The Gallaudet Protest Another problem that the Deaf community faced in 2006 was a big protest at Gallaudet University, one of the largest schools for the Deaf. Students attending the University protested the choice of presidency to lead and represent the university; Dr. Jane Fernandes. Students stated that Fernandes didn't promote a "total ASL enviroment," she went through mainstream school, and didn't learn ASL until she was twenty. There was also doubt that Fernandes would support racial diversity at the university. Students had a problem with a person like that leading a major Deaf University. Websites and blogs were created to spread awareness and the hype of the protest to more people. For a short period of time, Gallaudet was even shut down by the protesters after they barricaded the front gates, demanding a Deaf president. Eventually, the student's voices were heard, and protest was resolved. Dr. I. King Jordan was named Gallaudet's 8th president. This proved to be a major Deaf victory in the community's eyes Cochlear Implants ~Works Cited~ Presentation ~ Jessie Reddricks and Megan Bradley General Discrimination
(People thinking that being deaf is simply a disability)
(Employers thinking deaf employees can't do a job as good as a hearing employee)
(Deaf students who are given "special treatment" by teachers)
(Places like Theaters and Community Centers not acknowledging Deaf/HH audience members As many know, the Deaf community is a tight-knit group of people who hold their deafness very dear. With the increase of deaf people getting cochlear implants, some Deaf are afraid that the "Deaf community" will soon be a thing of the past, since more and more deaf want to be open to the same opportunities as hearing people. As the Deaf community is a world where being deaf is not a disability, but an asset, there are many people who strongly disagree with the idea of cochlear implants. Deaf who get these implants are often shunned by the community. "Employment Discrimination Against Deaf Job Applicants" Berke, Jamie, About.com Guide (About.codeafness.about.com/cs/jobfeatures/a/jobsearchdis.htm)
(PBS) PBS, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2013
Washington Post. The Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2006. Web. 14 Mar. 2013.
"Who here has a cochlear implant?" Angelchi Reddit.com