Sunday, April 20, 2008

Marketing The Deaf Future To The Community

We market the future of the deaf society to the community. It can be exciting, fun, and challenging. The future of deaf society will be a just society free from the implications of deaf culture, whereas members will be readily interfaceable with others via technology and through medical innovations, be free from the dependency culture thats slowed down it's member's independence, and be free from the scourge and the hypervigilance over a particular communication method.

Business Mixers

Animal/Pet Expos

Children Fairs

Employment Fairs
County Picnics

County Fairs

Social Worker Fairs

Therefore marketing the future deaf society to the community can be very rewarding in terms of partnerships, collaborations, and the sponsorships.

Richard Roehm


  1. Many deaf people seen ourselves much as a "linguistic and cultural" minority, not "disabled" group.

    Why should we market ourselves as some kind of freak show for the hearing populace to say "Oh, you deaf"!

    The mystique of deaf people would disappear if we reveal too much about ourselves as some kind of disabled group.

    People in general, find our pure ASL and rich cultural stuff to be real exotic than pathologize ourselves thru the uses and means of technology, pathological studies and "disabled" labels.

    How would you feel if someone (sexual partner) interrupt you in the middle of your lovemaking time and lecture you about the safe sex techniques and terminology about sexual diseases?

    We could do better like engaging in non-preachy method like wiggling our eyebrows (apply to hearing sexual partner in the bed, too) and put on the smile and playfully pull the condom out of the container and wave it in front of your sexual partner than ruining the mood for sexual foreplay.

    Same thing happened with the introduction of our unique and vibrant deaf community than getting the society to see us as bunch of disabled people.

    Did the people in wheelchair promote themselves as some kind of special group at the public places? Those people rather have people seen them as "people", than individual with special needs ,etc. Comprendo?

    I am not picking on you and other non-ASL deaf people. I just point out to the logical approach to display ourselves to the general society.

    Robert L. Mason (RLM)

  2. Richard

    Great job! Keep up your work!

  3. The DMC, Goodwill Industries, and the Braille institute too had booths at some of the events we participated.

    Were not displaying ourselves as some kind of freak show. Were showing people were going to be living like them and we can coexist with them.