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DEAF CULTURE Did you know there was such a thing? WHAT IS DEAF CULTURE? Deaf culture is at the heart of Deaf community. Deaf people as a linguistic minority have a common experience of life, and this manifests itself in Deaf culture. This includes beliefs, attitudes, history, norms, values, literary traditions, and art shared by Deaf people. NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER….. Call a DEAF person HEARINGIMPAIRED!!! Hearing-Impaired= Offensive SIGN NAME ONLY a DEAF person can give you your sign name! HOW MANY DEAF PEOPLE ARE IN TEXAS? There are Texas. 357,574 Deaf people in Texas is the 2 nd highest state with the most Deaf People. There are approximately People in Houston. 5,658 Deaf KNOW THE DIFFERENCE Capital D: Deaf Lower d: deaf Hearing Loss at an early age Involved in the Deaf Community Proud to be Deaf Uses ASL Hearing Loss later in life Not involved in the Deaf Community Can use a variation of a sign language or uses speech IF PEOPLE ARE HAVING A SIGNED CONVERSATION… Walk on through! HOW TO MEET A DEAF PERSON? GREETING A DEAF PERSON Hearing Person 1. Hello 2. What is your name? 3. My name_____. 4. I am hearing. 5. Nice to meet you too. Deaf Person 1. Hello 2. My name _______. My sign name ______. What is your name? 3. Are you deaf or hearing? 4. Nice to meet you.