How to approach a deaf person by deaf person

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  1. Frisky Feline

    Frisky Feline Well-Known Member

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    If someone tell you that this person is deaf. You have never met deaf person before. How do you approach a deaf person?

    What was your first question to ask this person?

    I want to give some examples, but i rather wait till some of you to answer, if no one answers then i will try to give examples.

    simple discuss away.

    I no care if this thread is going to be an epic fail if my question is unclear. :fruit:

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  2. Jiro

    Jiro If You Know What I Mean Premium Member

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    this is what I do.

    :wave: YOU :deaf: ??
     
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    I just go :wave: :deaf: :hmm:
     
  4. Frisky Feline

    Frisky Feline Well-Known Member

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    LOL Yup that's what I usually ask the same and first question. what is the second question? lol
     
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    souggy New Member

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    Either ask for their name... or where they're from.
     
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    Frisky Feline Well-Known Member

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    I usually ask, the second question either name or where they are from in order to recognize their style of signing skills to know where they actually comes from. know what i am saying?
     
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    souggy New Member

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    LOL... Yeah.

    Although the second question wouldn't be good for me because my signing is that of a Winnipegger-- even though I have only been there for maybe a few months at the most!
     
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    Frisky Feline Well-Known Member

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    haha there is nothing wrong if their signing skills are rusty or not. It helps me to understand where they comes from and i would have to adjust with my signing skills to match their style of communication methods to preventing from misunderstanding more.
     
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    Rusty?!

    I just means the signs I use are the ones I learned from the folks that went to the MSD (Manitoba School for the Deaf) even while I was living in Alberta. :P
     
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    Oh, i see what you are saying. Sorry!! In general, speaking of people who raise in the oralism environment more than sign language enviroment. :D
     
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    I guess I can't answer from perspective of never having met d/Deaf person before....honestly don't remember how it was. Now what I do - :deaf:? <if not sure deaf> - :wave: Sign you? I hoh new ....name what?
    Then I tend to explain am re-learning ASL, who my teacher/friend is, etc.
     
  12. anakin

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    punch them in the face. :giggle:
     
  13. souggy

    souggy New Member

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    Oi... Is that's why you have no head?
     
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    This what I do too, next question I would ask:

    What is your name?, or what school did you go to? etc
     
  15. anakin

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    pretty much, yeah.
     
  16. souggy

    souggy New Member

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    Whose the one that sucker-punched your head off?
     
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    that's a secret.
     
  18. souggy

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    Oh dear.

    You're trying to protect your parents?
     
  19. anakin

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    they aren't deaf. :P
     
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    Did they tell you that that before or after you became headless?
     

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