- January 13, 1999 at 12:00 am #4094
What do deaf people think when you try to communicate with them in sign language? I learned the fingerspelling alphabet when I was younger and a few assorted signs, but I’m very slow. Do you appreciate the effort, or feel frustrated at the difficulty in communication? A deaf woman is a regular at one of my jobs, and I’d like her to feel comfortable.
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User Detail :Name : Isabelle21234, Gender : F, City : N/A, State : MI Country : United States, June 8, 1999 at 12:00 am #36773
I find it a relief, because I am terrible at lip-reading. I am willing to wait with patience while a person tries to get his/her question across with their sign language capabilities. However, if a person does not take it seriously, such as giggling with their friends while they try to communicate, then I can get annoyed. Otherwise, please do take the time and effort to communicate. If all else fails, there is the reliable paper and pen.
User Detail :Name : E-Henry25420, Gender : F, Disability : Deaf, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 18, City : Steamboat Springs, State : CO Country : United States, Education level : High School Diploma, January 29, 2005 at 12:00 am #32890
Do try! I can lipread, but man it gets sooo tiring. I always appreciate the effort that a shy new signer puts forth – and I’m the patient sort, and love to see how well they’ve learned so far. So, try your best, and ask the regular Deafie u mentioned for signs for the most common words. Have fun!
User Detail :Name : Ashley, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Disability : Deaf, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 24, City : St. Augustine, State : FL Country : United States, Social class : Middle class,
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