People have the knowledge of many cultures all over the world. When you think of cultures, many people don't think about the Deaf community having one. Well this is where we will begin to expand your knowledge of the Deaf Culture and the different aspects of the community.
When a person takes a moment to learn about the deaf culture they really start to examine the difference between the hearing and deaf worlds. Both cultures may not agree with each other when it comes to different aspects of our lives. Watch the videos below to begin down the road of better understand. It is best for everyone to take a moment to learn about other cultures.
The primary language in the Deaf Culture is American Sign Language, which is in fact, a real language. American Sign Language is considered a language because it has it's own syntax. American Sign Language is "spoken" by using sign with one's hands, using facial expressions, and correct spacial awareness of hands and arms.
There are many colleges in the United States that are Catholic, Methodist, or Jewish affiliated. All Deaf students are more than welcome to enroll into these colleges, but Gallaudet University was the first, and is still the only liberal arts university for Deaf individuals in the world. Gallaudet University is located in Washington D.C. Gallaudet is the only university that not only uses American Sign Language as it's primary language, but it is the ONLY language that is used.
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