Originally Posted by GrayEagle
You know, as a HOH person, I find more rudeness or lack of consideration or willingness to accommodate, from hearing people than I have ever experienced from a Deaf person. I find that in the Deaf community, it's a "whatever works" attitude toward communication, patient with newbie signers, heck even whipping out their smartphone and using the little program Inkpad to type out what they want to say to me, or I, in turn, to them, when my signing abilities are totally inadequate.
I agree. Around here, the Deaf that go to events that will attract various crowds (strong ASL, PSE, English, Sim-Com) tend to be more understanding and kind to different signers at different levels using different modes.
That being said, I have noticed a few HOH people being a little condescending to strong Deaf users; for example, mocking their spelling or word choices. It's a really touchy subject.