Hey Aprildawn! I am here for u!!! I can help ya.. winkz!
Hi Jollie 77, my name is Pamela Adams, and I read your post, because it stood out, but after reading your post let me ask you this, How can anyone from outside of the deaf community get to know people? I feel kind of bad joining now because I am new and I do have some questions, but I never want to offend anyone. People that are taking classes to learn about the deaf culture and ASL are going to have questions, just as sure as people in this forum might have. It sound like this is not a very welcoming place.
Jolie, that's a great post and well explained. I can't help at Jiro and Society's child
I've just joined the forum, not as a deaf person, but a guy making a directory and mobile apps for a taxi booking. While working on the apps I learned that SMS/Text type of booking might be actually of a great help for deaf people. I'd be really glad to hear from people with hearing difficulties what I can improve for them to make apps and their experience better.
Is it legit then to have some space/questions on this forum? I definitely don't want to spam or do any advertisement. Please advise.
I totally agree also...I am hearing, I have several reasons why i am here. I am here for friends, male or female - just friends. I'm here cause I have an obvious intrest in the Deaf community. I want more than anything to learn as much as I can about the Deaf and HOH world. and yes I am in school to be an interpreter. and yes I have assignments, my teacher is Deaf and she suggests video chatting as one of our interaction grades. So my intentions are all good. I dont have any questions, I have the internet and the library for that. I simply want to get involved. I know it sounds weird to say..." I want deaf friends"... That's like saying "I'm learning spanish and I want Latino friends. That sound kinda... I don't know. I can't help that I am attracted to ASL. I love to sign and learn new signs. I want to be an interpreter because I feel that I have an ability to help communication barriers between hearing and Deaf, if help is needed/wanted.. I'm so happy to be welcomed to alldeaf. I just wanted to clarify my presence.
I liked coming up with creative answers to "What does being deaf mean to you?"