Pilot Study: Understanding how DeafBlind People Make Meaning of Their Avowed and Ascribed Identities

Autor/a: MORRISON, Sarah; JOHNSON, Najma
Año: 2020
Editorial: Deaf Studies Digital Journal, nº 5 (2020): Deaf Studies Conference: Transformations
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Vídeo digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Comunidad y cultura sorda » Personas sordociegas


The purpose of this pilot study is to understand how DeafBlind people make meaning of their avowed and ascribed identities and how they navigate the medical-pathological descriptions used to define them. Phenomenology was used with Glickman’s Deaf Identity Scale as a framework for this study. By conducting this study, the findings will provide insights on our identity, our culture, our perceptions on both how people perceive us, and how we perceive ourselves. Baumeister, Ashmore, and Jussim (1997) mentioned, “...the broader society assigns roles to the individual and shapes the values the person holds, so that identity is also an important means by which society can influence and control his or her behavior” (p. 191). How people perceive us can profoundly influence our discernment as a Deaf, DeafBlind, or DeafDisabled person.