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Audism

Audism

It is a word. What is in a word? A meaningless piece of a puzzle? But when it fits in with the whole of deaf people’s experience, this word lifts and gives power to it. The first time I hear. Read more…


NAD Urges Dictionaries to Recognize “Audism”

NAD Urges Dictionaries to Recognize “Audism”

The NAD recently sent letters to dictionaries to formally request the addition of the word “audism” as an entry. In our letter we provided background on audism and justification for including the word in their dictionary. First coined by Dr. Read more…


Being Mainstreamed As A Deaf Child ft. Jessica Flores (American Sign Language Vlog)

Being Mainstreamed As A Deaf Child ft. Jessica Flores (American Sign Language Vlog)

[pencil writing] [Pokemon game sound] RIKKI: Hello! Who is this? JESSICA: I’m Jessica Flores. RIKKI: We’re collaborating. We’re discussing deaf stuff, really. We’re discussing growing up mainstream, our experiences, if it helped us later in our lives, or if it Read more…


Why Use ASL When You Can Talk? | ASL

Why Use ASL When You Can Talk? | ASL

[marker writing] [Pokemon game sound] Hello! Good morning! What’s up? I’m sick today. My throat hurts. My name is Rikki Poynter [sign name]. I’m a mainstreamed deaf person who has been learning ASL for the last two years. Last year, Read more…


Journey into the Deaf World: ASL version with captions (no slides)

Journey into the Deaf World: ASL version with captions (no slides)

>>Good morning. It’s nice to meet all of you. I’m just wondering have any of you taken ASL classes? Raise your hand if you have. It seems like they’re enough students here who have taken ASL. We can get rid Read more…