Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Some People

Easy Facts of the Deaf Population:
(It’s based on Federal Data and Research by Gallaudet)















#1 About 2 to 4 of every 1,000 people in USA are totally deaf.
#2 More than half became deaf or hard of hearing late in life (after 64 years of age)
#3 Fewer than 1 out of every 1,000 people in USA came deaf before 18 years of age




How People Choose to be

Some people choose ASL
Some people choose PSE
Some people choose SEE
Some people choose none.

Some people choose to speak
Some people choose not to
Some people choose Cochlear Implants
Some people choose not to

Some people choose to share ASL
Some people choose to write down
Some people choose to read lips
Some people choose whatever it gives

Some people choose to be smart
Some people choose to be lazy
Some people choose to live a full life
Some people choose to be isolated.

Some people choose to work hard
Some people choose to be on welfare
Some people choose to be wise
Some people choose to be fools

Some people choose to keep a deaf community together
Some people choose to tear a deaf community apart
Some people choose to have a healthy dialogue to promote
Some people choose to put down without being supportive

Deb Ann

4 comments:

MM said...

It also shows the deaf cultural sector had a disproportionate profile and lobby to the rest too, via past campaigning. Non-cultural deaf just didn't lobby at all.... now they do.

Albeit with the reduction of support for culture among many deaf people, that image is slowly changing, hence why the cultural deaf now REALLY feel a minority. One wonders if there is a real drive for a level playing field, because the cultural deaf are certain to lose out on that, because they are adjudged via hearing LOSS then, and put against 'deaf' who are the majority, and don't want what they do.

jelly said...

thanks for posting this...it is always interesting to see the statistics.

and i like that writing/poem...it has such meaning and really makes you think.

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Interesting thoughts about how people will make different choices when faced with the same situation.

Deb Ann and Hannah said...

Thank you, MM for sharing this good message with us. ;)

Sarah, Kym
Yes, it's interesting to see how they make choices and how we make a benefit for them ( by sharing our experiences)