Deaf Culture Articles
There are several causes of deafness. Read the article to learn about specific causes.
Are hearing aids a good solution for all deaf people? Read the article to get more perspective on the use of hearing aids.
Are you wondering what fingerspelling means, or when to fingerspell words? Are you interested in learning good ways of practicing fingerspelling? Read the article for some very helpful information.
Do you know the difference between the terms Deaf and deaf? Read the article to become culturally aware of the terminology accepted for referring to deaf people.
What is a name sign, how do you use it in conversation, and how are name signs given? Read the article to find the answers.
The White House hired its first full-time Deaf ASL interpreter. Along with a hearing ASL interpreter, this team of two brings long-needed and effective ASL interpretation to the highest office in the land. Read the article to learn more about this breakthrough for inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing populations.
Are you interested to learn more about deaf people, and to gain clarity on some common misperceptions? Read on to get insight on how 8 myths about deaf people are debunked.
Closed captioning took well over 30 years to appear after the onset of television programming. With laws now in place to mandate closed captioning for all new video programming, Deaf and hard of hearing consumers may finally make the most of watching television. However, captions benefit more than just the deaf — second language viewers, elderly with hearing issues, children learning to read, and really anyone watching a movie or show with audio that may be unclear at times (like characters speaking quickly or excitedly or with an accent) or when watching in a loud environment.
Have you ever wondered about deaf people driving automobiles? Read the article for the answer and a better understanding.
American Sign Language (ASL) is a full, natural language that has developed through use. Read the article to learn more about ASLs complex and interesting characteristics and its relationship to Deaf culture.