How to Speak to Deaf People

* Make sure you have eye contact with the person before speaking* If there is an interpreter, speak to and look at the deaf person not the interpreter* Face the person to whom you are speaking (that helps with lip-reading)* Stand in good lighting and avoid standing so...

How to Speak to the Deaf

* Make sure you have eye contact with the person before speaking* If there is an interpreter, speak to and look at the deaf person not the interpreter* Face the person to whom you are speaking (that helps with lip-reading)* Stand in good lighting and avoid standing so...

Straddling two worlds

A Washington Post columnist explores the play Tribes (which is now playing in DC) and other occasions she’s come into contact with Deaf Culture in an article titled Straddling two worlds ā€” deaf and hearing ā€” on and off stage. Read the column here. Read More at...

5 myths about being deaf

Justin Leblanc ‘Project Runway’ alum Justin Leblanc shares 5 myths about being deaf with the Chicago Tribune. Number one is that “hearing-impaired” is the preferred adjective. Leblanc says, “A lot of deaf people get offended when...