What to do when you meet a deaf person

These tips are from Mountain MommaWhen you meet a Deaf person, please know that they are normal humans just like you, they simply can’t hear. If you talk and get no response, tap them on the shoulder so we don’t jump when we find someone strange standing so near. Talk normally, but a little clearer than normal– like if you usually mumble your words, slow down a little and don’t use complicated words. Keep it simple. And if you are a beginner signer, ask permission first, to practice your spelling or signs on us.  It might earn you some free signing tips because you were nice enough to ask.

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  1. Yes indeed, sometimes the less visible disabilities can lead to difficulties – the world is not very disability aware, as I know from being a wheelchair user.


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