I is thick as plank as are many other deafi tecki stuff drive them and me into mad house.Could get expectations that can't be delivered.We sit and look at each other until someone mends equipment
I in two worlds with this my grandson he Welsh go on about his culture apart from handful who speak Welsh what exactly is his culture apart from sheep more sheep you have be Welsh understand sheep bit.He British...to advocate for the extinction of ASL <which is what happens by default when ASL or other sign languages are not included in certain educational and industry circles> is to advocate for the destruction of a culture.
It was called Navajo code talkers , and to think white man tried to wipe out the Native American culture and they helped us fight Japan by using their language. Yeah look how the war could had turned out if we did wipe out Navajo culture . ASL is a part of the deaf culture history and if someone doesn't want to use that is their rights but they shouldn't tell other people to stop using it .Im trying to remember but basically same concept like the Navajo Talkers ( think thats the correct name) used their language as code to talk so the Japs couldnt break the codes.... Same concept, language is only as good as someone wants to make it. It is a dying and not so dying art. There is the Hawaiian Sign Language, and I believe there is only 1 or a handful of people left who actually knows it... sadly if they dont teach it and keep it alive it will die with the last who knows.
You want to keep this civil? Look at the bolded. That was NOT civil of you! You threw that request right out the window.I know I will ruffle some feathers with this post and please understand it is not my intention.
Why does the deaf community hold ASL so dear and not embrace the future? To me ASL is useless in my surrounding world so I embrace technology as a whole. I have even been a contributor of improvements to some of the technologies that are out and are offere by Harris Communication.com.
I think its more important we look ahead and embrace new technologies and medical break throughs rather than hold on to an obsolete culture that only continues to isolate us from the rest of the world.
I do understand there are some who will never let go of the old culure of ASL like the Amish to the Englishmen but I also know there are others who can see the benefits and wonders that are down the road.
If we embrace it as a whole, we can help escalate new technologies and medical break throughs by giving our input at every corner of the Deaf DEAF and HOH world.
What are your thoughts? Please keep this civil and respect everyones opinion.
Totally agree.You want to keep this civil? Look at the bolded. That was NOT civil of you! You threw that request right out the window.
What a dumb****Totally agree.
With the OP having 500+ posts and being a member here 8 years, I think this whole thread was intended to start a trolling fight. He/She had to have seen that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of ASL users on this board, as well as hundreds, if not thousands, of non-ASL users. This board has over 10,000 members, and most are inactive right now. However, over the years, there has been much conversation about different technology, including ASL, and I think this OP was no stranger to that if he/she's been here 8 years.
(And of course, the OP hasn't been back since about 60 minutes after creating this thread 5 days ago. Nice way to participate. RME.)
No I am not being uncivil or a troll and the whole reason I brought this up is because of the difficulty level learning ASL not just from a deaf or HOH persons point of view but for those who wish to communicate to us.What a dumb****