The Deaf Community: Deaf Culture - Coggle Diagram
The Deaf Community: Deaf Culture
: individuals can not hear many sounds, some have good speech, others choose to not communicate with speech but with sign language and writing
: Individuals who can hear many sounds, but not all sounds, often use hearing aids,
Today "deaf" and "hard-of-hearing" are the most widely accepted phrases
: Used to describe all people with hearing problems
Politically correct term in the 1970s
Provoked some backlash from the deaf community, as the term "
suggests a disability
Organizations created by deaf individuals
Where Deaf people could interact with one another and conduct social business, socialize, and communicate in ASL
Vanishing Deaf Clubs: due to innovations in technology, deaf clubs began to die
Deaf people in the U.S. use the sign "Deaf-World" to refer to relationships among themselves
The deaf community view the "deaf world" as a place where they can escape from the hearing world and enjoy sports, social events, entertainment, and gatherings with their peers
Who can be a member of the deaf community?
: Any hearing person who is interested and can sign be apart of the deaf culture
Interpreters, parents of deaf children, children of deaf parents, professionals working with deaf people
The deaf community is made up of an array of individuals who come from a variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds
Such diversity can result in feelings of
for some, one may not realize it but belonging to both the deaf community and a specific ethnic group can create feelings of confusion, as one may not know what community to identity within first.
One receives their sign name from other members of the deaf community, and being given a sign name is seen as a great value to a deaf person’s participation within the deaf community.
2 types of sign language: Descriptive name sign (DNS) and arbitrary name sign (ANS)
Deaf Culture Values
Respect for ASL as the primary means of communication, and eyes and hands during conversations
Availability of qualified interpreters, full access to captioned videos and movies, and visual signaling devices, such as doorbells and phones
Deaf Culture Rules of Behavior
Maintaining eye contact/gaze during conversation
Getting another's attention: tapping on shoulder or arm, waving, stomping on floor, flickering lights, throwing soft object towards the receiver
Deaf Culture Traditions
Clubs, community events, athletic events, table and board games, ASL poetry, etc
Deaf Culture Norms
Includes a variety of information upon introduction, ones background, education, and family ties
often people within the deaf community date or marry within the deaf community