My interest in the deaf world began many years ago, and I always wanted to know more about that new world.
Every new study convinces me that deaf people are not disabled. Their only barrier is the impossibility of communication through oral language. They are capable of doing everything, even communicating, not by speaking, but by ASL (American Sign Language), which allows them to express everything they think and feel.
Did you know that there is a University for the deaf, where the hearing are minorities? Did you know that there is a deaf actor, a deaf surfer, a deaf woman who became a miss, a deaf teacher, a deaf driver? Did you know that some of the hearing impaired people sometimes prefer to switch off their hearing aid because they prefer silence? If not, you will know from this blog!
From these and other discoveries, came to me the desire to share with you all this through this blog. I am not an expert and I am not deaf, but besides being an interpreter, I am a curious person fascinated by the “Silent World”.
Deaf culture, breaking paradigms, different realities (diversity among people with hearing impairment), science and deafness, research articles, laws, reports, tips of videos, movies and other blogs, all this will be part of the content of this blog, always aiming to show the many different possibilities so that the reader can make their own conclusions.
Now I invite you to watch this short video that shows what “a day through a deaf person’s eyes” is like. See you on the next post!