What Wikipedia Can't Teach You About Deafness

February 23, 2016 3:48 PM

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What Wikipedia Can't Teach You About Deafness

The Wikipedia entry on deafness will give you the definition, signs and symptoms, causes, diagnoses, prevention, treatments and more. These are all from the medical perspective of being deaf, with a small "d", and doesn't show you the full story of a Deaf person, with a capital "D".

People who are "Deaf" identify themselves as culturally deaf and have a strong Deaf identity. They usually come from a School for the Deaf, are fluent signers, and are heavily involved with other Deaf people, clubs, and events. These Deaf are proud of their Deaf Culture and believe they are not "bro...

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