Originally Posted by Bebonang
I watch Deafnewspaper.com on the news saying that Obama knows ASL. He knows about the Deaf people. He supports them for being Deaf/HOH. This is really something wonderful if Obama become the President of United States and he will support us if we could let him know how we feel about using ASL instead of oral way. I just hope that AGBell don't interfere with him on getting him to use oral instead of ASL. I hope the news is true. I have not seen anything on the newspaper, not Deafnewspaper, not even online MSN news. Did you see somewhere on the news about Obama signing the ASL?
Obama has been to Oregon a few times now. My friend got t sit behind him this past weekend. He always has at least a few interpreters there. Before he went into politics, he spent his time helping the inner city kids and the poverty stricken areas to re-educate people that were dislocated due to jobs being shipped over seas. He helped with establishing homeless facilities and training and lots of stuff.. I does not surprise me to think he knows ASL. He is a genius ya know,, kind of a nice change to think of being represented world wide by a smart man...