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The label debate: Person with the disability vs Disabled person

We live in a modern world where people like to “label” things and especially one another. We start being labelled for our race when we are born. 1,377 more words


Hearing Impaired Students

“After joining the school things became a lot easier as I not only found supportive teachers but also classmates, thanks to sign language,”

I recently read an article about a school in Rwanda, that had begun to incorporate sign language into their classes, in an attempt to accommodate for students with hearing impairments (Mushimiyimana, 2017). 490 more words

Planning a wedding when you're hearing impaired: My experience

From the moment you get engaged it’s a whirlwind of celebrations, congratulatory messages and reading tons of bridal magazines. But what happens when you’re actually not THAT excited about the whole process because you can’t hear? 1,316 more words

My Journey


“Hey! Are you sure you can hear that?” My husband slid into the passenger seat shaking his head.

“Just zoning…” I grinned and reached for the off button. 875 more words

A Nation Divided

What's Your Sign?: The Camerata Peace Project

Because inclusion and belonging are the overriding theme for our Peace Project concert on Sunday, we want to make this beautiful concert accessible to a group that you wouldn’t normally associate with music — the deaf community.   252 more words

Long Beach Camerata Singers

Can You Hear Me?

You know, it’s interesting to watch people who meet someone who is deaf suddenly get the urge to speak loud, almost shouting in some cases. Sadly, more often than not, we find that people tend to be uneasy around someone who is different from them, thus creating an atmosphere of awkwardness, exclusion, alienation, and marginalization. 522 more words