American Deaf hand signs

jaquellequenan

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This is a great website that many who want to learn sign can utilize. Maybe this website could be used to train employees some signs to help out their deaf customers!
 

OriMontes

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Hi Guys, my name is Oriana E. Montes, I am a hard-of-hearing person, also I am a student at Community College Baltimore County, there I am taking Introduction to Deaf Culture, as part of our final project I need to have an interview with a deaf person. If someone would like to help me with this, I would be eternally grateful.

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Hello Ori, There should be a Lutheran Church not far from you that does Deaf Services if they are still doing it 40+ years on. I am not pushing religion at all on this one. Just strictly a way to get in car and drive to where the deaf are. Maryland is full of Deaf everything to it's virtual eyeballs so a bit of google for this association that organization or whatever with Deaf would be all around you.

Interviewing is not necessarily a good way to meet a deaf. You need to be with that person and just communicate. It will be painfully obvious that you are learning. Heck I am too myself all these years. Some of the young ones have a language all their own.

Regarding the website, I will have to sit and explore it and see if it matches what I know here. There will be regional and national differences in the USA. And habits too. For example ther eare at least 4 variations of the word Computer referring to the big bulky cranky error prone device sitting on the table. Its a bit much to go into all that. So you as a deaf would *Snip* down to comp and then point to a imaginary box on the table while talking about it.

Unless it is s formal military order or work place order and so forth then those signs will be really accurate and take a while to convey from Boss to worker.

At some point catching a deaf to interview in person is a bit much. But that will come along in due time. You just have to go fishing for one.
 
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