Saturday, April 26, 2008

CI Users Among the Deaf

I wanted to share this video clip with you. It is CC (closed captioned) for those of you who don't know ASL. This is about CI implantees who are still Deaf (as in capital D-culturally Deaf). The CI didn't take them away from the Deaf culture.

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At Sun Apr 27, 06:50:00 PM , Blogger Candice said...

Thank you for sharing that! Even though my daughter has a CI she is still Deaf - it doesn't change how she was born or who she is. We are involved in our local Deaf community and I am so blessed that no one looks at her other than being Deaf. No one as far as I know looks down on her for having the implant.

We work very hard in our house to keep the Deaf culture alive and I'm sure that we are not the only ones. Rebecca is Deaf and will always be Deaf/blind, nothing is going to change who she is - not even an implant!

At Mon Apr 28, 10:45:00 PM , Blogger Shari said...

I've always thought that there's a happy medium with sign language and being oral. Why not use both. I think either method would be a great back-up tool. If I don't understand something, my daughter fingerspells. That helps. I am culturally hearing, but I am glad that I know signs, even though I am not fluently ASL. :)


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