Originally Posted by Sweetmind
"Everyone Here spoke in Sign Language"
Hereditary Deafness on Martha ‘s Vineyard
Nora Ellen Groce
Foreword by John W. M . Whiting
I had read this book that hits me so hard and angry about not having our ASL in classroom or at home or anywhere that hearing people need to see the truth that is a language. I couldnt believe how couldn't people dont see that it works so well for both sides.
Deaf and Hearing people can communicate each other with our hands that works very well in the past until Oral extremists took over. Why does audism people wanting to destroy everything that works so well for Deaf children's best interest?
I read the book as well. Very interesting stuff.
It also described that 25% of the island in those old times were deaf.
In todays society, it's 2%. Feel the difference.
So, with your thinking... why do you not speak chinese? Lots of people in USA speak chinese. Why don't you? It would make life so much easier. And you can just learn it....
"Why does audism people wanting to destroy everything that works so well for Deaf children's best interest?"
That's a trick question. Answer... Otherwise they would not be audists.