I’ve heard it all. Hearing impaired, hard of hearing, deaf-mute, “people who use sign language,” deaf. There are so many terms flying around used to describe a person with deafness I don’t blame hearing people for being utterly confused as to which label to use. In my experience, the most common label I tend to…

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The world is buzzing with news of the “fake” sign language interpreter at the Mandela Memorial service, who awkwardly gestured for nearly four hours without producing any coherent information while world leaders gave speeches commemorating the death of Nelson Mandela. The Deaf community is outraged, demanding an explanation for this grossly-under qualified interpreter that denied…

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