bulloch county school system
Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
Deaf culture is a term applied to the social movement that holds deafness to be a difference in human experience rather than a disability. It includes shared beliefs, values, and behaviors of deaf or hard-of-hearing people who use various forms of sign language as a primary means of communication and who are members of local deaf communities. Historically, communities of deaf people have existed in most countries of the world, each with a unique cultural heritage, and often, a distinct sign language.
Session participants will learn:
- Gain an understanding of life through the lens of a deaf person
- Have the opportunity to challenge common cliches about deaf persons
- Realize a better understanding of the cultural differences of deaf communities around the world
Original program date: Sep 30, 2009
Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:
- Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
- Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
- Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
- Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
- Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site
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