Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Tightrope Across the Chasm (or why hearing families should learn ASL for their deaf loved ones)

Today in explaining the value of learning American Sign Language to hearing family members of deaf individuals, I used this imagery to give them a sense of what it means, to a deaf family member, when they make the effort:

Imagine you see your family, not too far away from where you stand. There they are: the ones you have known and loved your entire life.

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