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Alex Estrada
Ms. Cunningham
British Literature P.1

14 December 2016
Goleman, Tamra. "Hearing Culture vs. Deaf Culture." Start ASL. Ashford University,
2007. Web. 14
Dec. 2016.
https://www.startasl.com/hearing-culture-vs-deaf-culture.html
In the article, Goleman explains the differences between hearing and Deaf cultures and why its
important to know. After researching different cultures, she realized that the deaf culture isnt
any different. The deaf culture isnt any different from other they have there own language and
customs and should be treated as such. The differences in communication in hearing and deaf
cultures are to be respected when it comes to avoiding negative comments. This article help me
see how Deaf culture see themselves not just as people that cant hear but a different culture.
"Deaf Culture - WFD | World Federation of the Deaf." WFD | World Federation of the
Deaf. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.
https://wfdeaf.org/our-work/focus-areas/deaf-culture
This article is part of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
which is recognizing the Deaf culture. The people that are apart of the deaf community dont
necessarily have to be deaf or hard of hearing they could be family or an interpreter but still
connected to sign language. So if you know sign language youre probably in the deaf
community. Deaf people have their own organizations, they could be local, national, or
international. This article taught me that not everyone in the deaf community is deaf but is
connected by sign language. This helps because it means that if we were to go to a gathering or
meeting for deaf people there will be someone we can talk to for this project.

Corley, Lynn. ""Benefits of Sign Language"" "Benefits of Sign Language" N.p., 11 May 2016.
Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

http://lifeprint.com/asl101/topics/benefits-of-sign-language.htm
In this article, Corley explains the importance of learning sign language and the implementation
sign language can be used for. After reviewing different researchers findings she discovers that
sign language isnt just used by the deaf community but by people with other disabilities like
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, as well as, other intellectual,
emotional, behavioral and physical disabilities. Children with disabilities using sign language
along with spoken language helps them better express what theyre trying to say. Corleys
article is about sign language and the uses and importance of it. She also explains that the the
brain treats sign language as another language and not just a tool the people the cant hear can

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use to communicate. This article is helpful for our project because it tells us that sign language
is used by more than people that cant hear.
Reese, Frederick. "Deaf Americans Still Struggle To Find Acceptance." MintPress News.
N.p., 21 Aug. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.
http://www.mintpressnews.com/amid-discrimination-deaf-americans-still-struggle-to-findacceptance/164582/
In this article Reese explains how deaf americans are still being discriminated. Despite the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 deaf americans are still being denied equal access. An
example the author gave was a deaf woman applied for a kitchen job at a coffeeshop but was
denied the job simply because she was deaf and a kitchen job wouldnt require her to talk to
customers just another example of discrimination. There was this other girl who was in a deaf
program in a public school but did wear her hearing aid, the device that enables her to hear
because she didnt want to seem different, and only started to wear it when she transferred to
the Florida school for the deaf she began to wear it because she fit in. Thats not good the
someone wouldnt wear the devices the helps them because of fear of discrimination. This help
me learn how badly the deaf community is being discriminated even after all this time.