Deaf Culture Outline

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I. Imagine watching your favorite movie with no sound, or attending your favorite bands concert and hearing nothing. A. 1 out of Every 1,000 people in the United States become deaf before age 18 B. 9-22 people out of every 1,000 suffer from a hearing Impairment and are included in the Deaf spectrum

II. My name is Carolyn Hernandez and I’m here to talk about Deaf Culture. A. There is an entirely separate culture associated with the Deaf community. B. Deaf Culture is: a social, communal, and creative force of, by, and for Deaf people based on American Sign Language (ASL) http://www.deafculture.com/definitions/

C. There are deaf events and social etiquette included in Deaf Culture D. Deaf Culture isn’t only for people that have hearing impairments, but also to the friends and family members that are apart of their lives. III. My sister is deaf, I myself am a part of the deaf community; I have attended sign language classes and also deaf events.

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I. The Deaf community is a very close knit group of people A. Their number one form of communication is ASL
B. Not being able to hear is not seen as a disability to them, but as a social difference. a. They see themselves as completely able people, the only difference between them and the hearing world is sound. b. Many deaf people are happy they don’t have to hear a lot of things the hearing are forced to hear.

II. There are various forms of entertainment associated with Deaf Culture C. There are Deaf movie events using Deaf actors and subtitles. D. There are also Deaf plays, where the actors sign while there is a voiced narration in the background. E. There are also specific sections of non-deaf stadiums that include a translator for deaf audience members.

III. There are many facets involved in the deaf community, aside from...
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