Do Deaf people use braille?

This questions is sometimes still being asked. Blind people use braille to read. Deaf people use Sign Language to communicate. Deaf-blind people use braille to read and tactile (hand touch) Sign Language to communicate.

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Why is there such a controversy about cochlear implants?

Many feel that the Deaf child should be allowed to make his own decision about becoming Deaf or hearing once he is old enough to make that decision.  The idea is that it is not…

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What is the difference between big "D" Deaf and little "d" deaf?

This is an interesting question. It has become accepted that a capital “D” refers to Deaf people as a culture. Lower case “d” deaf refers to deafness or hearing loss. Capital “D” Deaf people identify…

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Why do Deaf people not seem to trust hearing people?

This is cultural and based upon experience. Hearing people have historically dominated Deaf people. Often Deaf people’s desires have not been acknowledged or have even been suppressed. Deaf people can tend to be cautious when…

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Why are Deaf people so blunt?

Deaf people tend to value clear communication. If the word “fat” is what is meant, then the word “fat” is used. Hearing people tend to use other, nicer words such as “overweight,” “plump,” or “chunky.”…

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What is Deaf culture?

Deaf people tend to share common behavior, values, beliefs, and world views, even though they may come from different backgrounds. This Deaf culture, along with their language, unifies Deaf people as a group. The SWM…

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