To D or Not to D: Deafhood Foundation’s Position Paper on Naming Deaf People

Autor/a: Deafhood Foundation
Año: 2017
Editorial: Deafhood Foundation, 2017
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


Our use of the capitalized term Deaf is inclusive, welcomes and encompasses all kinds of backgrounds and experiences, including and not limited to varying ethnicities, socioeconomic classes, school backgrounds, and languages. In the past, people have used the term Deaf to specify those who meet a certain mold of Deaf person. We are moving away from that model by expanding the use of Deaf to apply to all kinds of Deaf people. We happily acknowledge that every single person in our community is a valued and valid member of humanity. Every person has many different identities of his or her own, and every one of you reading this is precious.