You might have learned or read that deafness isn’t a disability and you may think that doesn’t make any sense, if one can’t hear they are missing that sense - therefore they’re disabled.
You’re interested in learning American Sign Language, so naturally you look up many websites, join some Facebook Pages, watch YouTube videos and the like, all for learning to sign.
As a Deaf and legally blind woman I encounter ignorant people pretty much on a daily basis. Whether it’s by discrimination, their low expectations, assumptions, or apprehensiveness about my “deafblindness”.
We are all familiar with the infamous “junk drawer” - where we throw in everything that doesn’t have a place anywhere else. There's also the constant hunting for something that was "right here” a while ago.
But those two accommodations just scratch the surface of the many products we use daily.
I’m part of several social media groups about American Sign Language (ASL) and I frequently see the same questions pop up over and over again.