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Deaf Camp

The Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the only camp for  deaf and hard of hearing people in the world. It is located in Snowmass, CO and the camp is 17 acres. 53 more words

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Hearing Privilege: Being Deaf in a Hearing World

We live in a world where everyone is different; some people wear glasses, some people are short/tall, some people are blind…we are grouped into categories that fit whatever we are. 2,968 more words

Deaf for a Day

“The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.” quote by famous American Deaf actress and author Marlee Matlin. The point Marlee Matlin was trying to get across by saying this was that being Deaf does not handicap you, but a closed mind does. 1,504 more words

I decided to post this because I think that this is something that many people fail to realize. Literally the only thing that a deaf person can not do or do better than a hearing person is HEAR! 10 more words

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Sign Language Week 2017: The right kind of fascination

This week, I saw a video of a young deaf refugee named Hamza in Aleppo learning sign language. As well as it bringing me joy, seeing the excitement on his face as he learned the sign for ball and shoe reminded me how and why hearing people should learn sign language in the first place. 394 more words

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Sign Language Week: Why Legal Status is So Important

In 2003 the Department for Work and Pensions recognised BSL as an official minority language of the UK with the promise of bringing legal status. Additionally, in 2004 BSL and ISL were recognised as minority languages of Northan Ireland by their then Secretary of State. 491 more words