Originally Posted by fyborg
Yeah, I understand what you mean
Really, making sure strangers can understand what you're saying is a good goal to strive for.
Not many people expect deaf people to talk, so that's kind of a surprise factor...
Yeah, I remember once I applied to the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and subsequently had a meeting with the dean of the faculty of commerce. He encouraged my parents to send me to UNISA(a correspondence university), as he felt that I would not survive with university as it is a substantial change from school, so have I now discovered! He felt that being Deaf, I would not be able to adjust and I wouldn’t be able to speak etc, when I spoke, he literally fell of his chair. He promised me admission to the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal!!
So even our honourable deans and professors are so deaf-unaware, its SHOCKING!!