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Classifications are used to categorize deafness based on WHEN someone becomes deaf. Read the article to learn the terminology for these classifications.
Read this thoughtful commentary on whether or not deaf people wish to be hearing.
This article is part of our “Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same” series, which highlights signs that look similar, but have different meanings. The signs discussed in this article include calendar signs: (1) Day vs. Today, (2) Tomorrow vs. Yesterday, (3) Born vs. Birthday , (4) Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, (5) Thursday vs. High School, (6) Sunday vs. Wonderful, (7) AM vs. PM, (8) Noon vs. Midnight, and (9) Afternoon vs. Night
Check out these important beginning guidelines for learning to fingerspell... and know that practice is the key.
There are several causes of deafness. Read the article to learn about specific causes.
The International Day of Sign Languages will be celebrated on Friday, September 23, 2022 with the theme, "Sign Language Unites Us!" Read the article to learn more about celebrating the Day, as well as the International Week of Deaf People.
It is important to be consistent with your posture and hand placement to create the best signing space when fingerspelling. Check out these useful tips for best results.