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Tips to Understand Deaf Culture

This tip sheet from PEPNet provides a description of Deaf culture and suggestions for effective communication. Tips include the importance of American Sign Language, terms used in the Deaf community, and guidelines for communication.

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Posted by: Autumn1 on Wed Oct 12, 2011 at 8:38 p.m.

This website provides information on approperiate communnication with deaf individuals. These guidelines can produce effective communication with leads to accessibility of the deaf.

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