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Acquisition of Deaf Culture Students at a school for deaf students in BaghdadIraq April Historically, Deaf culture has often been acquired within schools for Deaf students and within Deaf social clubs, both of which unite deaf people into communities with which they can identify.
A small proportion of deaf individuals acquire sign language and Deaf culture in infancy from Deaf parents, others acquire it through attendance at schools, and yet others may not be exposed to sign language and Deaf culture until college or a time after that.
Deaf identity also intersects with other kinds of cultural identity. Deaf culture intersects with nationality, education, race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, and other identity markers, leading to a culture that is at once quite small and also tremendously diverse.
The extent to which people identify primarily with their deaf identity rather than their membership in other intersecting cultural groups also varies.
Mindess notes a study, which found that "87 percent of black deaf people polled identified with their black culture first". There are over distinct sign languages in the world.
These include sign languages listed in the Ethnologue database and more sign languages, systems, and dialects. Sign language is just one part of deaf culture.
Deaf identity is also constructed around specific beliefs, values and art. Values and beliefs[ edit ] A positive attitude towards deafness is typical in Deaf cultural groups. Deafness is not generally considered a condition that needs to be fixed.
The use of a sign language is central to Deaf cultural identity. Oralist approaches to educating deaf children thereby pose a threat to the continued existence of Deaf culture.
Some members of Deaf communities may also oppose technological innovations like cochlear implants for the same reason. Culturally, Deaf people value the use of natural sign languages that exhibit their own grammatical conventions, such as American Sign Language and British Sign Languageover signed versions of English or other oral languages.
Spoken English, written English and signed English are three different symbolic systems for expressing the same language.
Deaf culture in the United States tends to be collectivist rather than individualist; culturally Deaf people value the group. Deaf people also keep each other informed of what is going on in one's environment.
It is common to provide detailed information when leaving early or arriving late; withholding such information may be considered rude. Showing up early to large-scale events, such as lectures, is typical.
This may be motivated by the need to get a seat that provides the best visual clarity for the Deaf person. Reliance on technology[ edit ] Deaf individuals rely on technology for communication significantly.
In the United States, video relay services and an array of freestanding and software-driven video phones are often used by deaf people to conduct telephonic communication with hearing and deaf businesses, family and friends. Devices such as the teletype known as a TTY, an electronic device used for communication over a telephone line are far less common, but are used by some deaf people who are without access to high-speed Internet or have a preference for these methods for their telephonic communication.
Technology is even important in face-to-face social situations. For example, when deaf people meet a hearing person who does not know sign language, they often communicate via the notepad on their cell phones.
Here, technology takes the place of a human sense, allowing deaf individuals to successfully communicate with different cultures. Social media tends to be of great importance to deaf individuals.
Networking sites allow deaf people to find each other and to remain in contact. Many deaf people have deaf friends throughout the entire country that they met or maintain contact with through online communities.
Because the deaf community is so small, for many deaf people, the stigma of meeting others online does not exist. Closed Captioning must be available on a television in order for a deaf person to fully appreciate the audio portion of the broadcast.
Conflicts arise when establishments such as restaurants, airlines, or fitness centers fail to accommodate deaf people by turning on Closed Captioning. Movie theaters are increasingly compliant with providing visual access to first-run movies through stand-alone devices, glasses and open caption technology which allow deaf people to attend movies as they are released.
Objects such as vibrating pillows and flashing lights often take the place of the noise-based alarms. Lack of understanding about technological accessibility for the deaf causes conflict and injustice for the deaf community.
For example, a significant number of deaf individuals in the UK admit that they are dissatisfied with their banks because of their heavy reliance on telephone banking and lack of assistance to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
American Sign Language literature A strong tradition of poetry and storytelling exists in American Sign Language and other sign languages.
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