Deaf culture

Strategies for Improved Communication with Deaf People

In the case that you need to communicate a Deaf person without the support from an Interpreter: You can gain their attention by tapping on their shoulder or moving your hand within their visual field. Ensure the Deaf person is looking at you when you talk and that you talk normally and maintain eye contact. Ensure there is adequate lighting for the Deaf person to follow your lip movements. Provide visual cues during conversation, use gestures, mime, or point as required so the Deaf person can clue in. Avoid shouting as thi...
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