—> DO Scene 2 Exercise 1: Deaf people in your environment/Your hearing privilege

When You Are the Only Hearing Person

In the video, you saw Amy deal with being the only hearing person in a group of Deaf diners at a restaurant.

As you get to know Deaf people socially, this may well be a situation you will also face and need to decide how to handle.

It is always a good idea to check with your Deaf friend(s) regarding their preferences.

And remember that in a group of Deaf people, there may be several different answers depending on each individual’s preferred mode of communication.

You may also find yourself in a store, airport or other facility and notice some Deaf people that you don’t know who are experiencing communication difficulties or missing out on information that is being publicly shared (e.g., through a loudspeaker).

What is your responsibility in these situations?

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