Deaf Culture Articles

How do people become deaf?

How do people become deaf?

By Marta Belsky and Brenda Cartwright
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

There are several causes of deafness. Read the article to learn about specific causes.
Do all deaf people benefit from hearing aids?

Do all deaf people benefit from hearing aids?

By Marta Belsky and Brenda Cartwright
Monday, August 1, 2022

Are hearing aids a good solution for all deaf people? Read the article to get more perspective on the use of hearing aids.
What is Fingerspelling?

What is Fingerspelling?

By Brenda Cartwright
Monday, July 18, 2022

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.
What is the correct terminology when referring to deaf people?

What is the correct terminology when referring to deaf people?

By Marta Belsky and Brenda Cartwright
Thursday, July 7, 2022

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.
Name Signs: What Are They and How Does a Person Get a Name Sign?

Name Signs: What Are They and How Does a Person Get a Name Sign?

By Brenda Cartwright
Sunday, June 26, 2022

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.
White House Hires Deaf ASL Interpreter

White House Hires Deaf ASL Interpreter

By Julie Paes
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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.
8 Myths About Deaf People

8 Myths About Deaf People

By Marta Belsky and Brenda Cartwright
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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

Closed Captioning

By Brenda Cartwright
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

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.
Do deaf people drive?

Do deaf people drive?

By Brenda Cartwright
Thursday, March 17, 2022

Have you ever wondered about deaf people driving automobiles? Read the article for the answer and a better understanding.
What is American Sign Language (ASL)?

What is American Sign Language (ASL)?

By Marta Belsky and Brenda Cartwright
Friday, February 18, 2022

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.