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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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"We must continue to embrace diversity and reject discrimination in all its forms, and insist on equality of opportunity and accessibility for all. Let our efforts remind us that when we work together, we can build a world free of unnecessary barriers and include every member of our international community."

President Barak Obama, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2009