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    interpreting sign language exactly? And how did it come about? A sign language interpreter is someone who is fluent in translating between a signed and spoken language. For people who are born able to hear, we speak right? But what about the people who were not born able to hear? People who are born deaf sign to one another or to the people they are trying to communicate with. If a person who is deaf is trying to communicate with someone who can hear but does not understand sign language, this is where

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    Sign Language In Schools Alternative Sign Language (ALS) is one language that seems to be forgotten about in our school systems. More schools (from elementary to secondary) have focused more on foreign languages like French and Spanish, while ALS is equally, if not more, important to have in our curriculum. In 2015, studies had shown 360 million people worldwide have seriously disabling hearing loss. Out of 6,500 spoken languages ASL is the sixth most used language so why is it not being taught

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    Sign Language Importance

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    The Importance of Basic Sign Language Police officers should be required to learn the basics of sign language. They are required to make sure that the individual they are communicating with are being heard. That includes qualified interpreters, and assisted listening devices. Unfortunately these are being ignored or not met with standard. Law enforcement should be required to take a basic sign language class before entering the police force in order to help serve and protect people in the deaf

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    Access To Sign Language

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    Access to a language and the ability to communicate with other people is one of the most under appreciated tools used in day-to-day life. The majority of the hearing society has complete access to their native language because the majority of the world is hearing. However, a large number of deaf children are born into hearing families, which in many cases can lead to isolation from Deaf signers (Padden). In first world countries, it is fairly easy to learn a signed language and get connected to a

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    A few of the important factors that I thought were important in this unit were the American Sign Language itself, the rules of social interaction in the Deaf culture, and Deaf literature. American Sign Language is well described in the book, “Introduction to American Deaf Culture” by Thomas K. Holcomb. Holcomb explains how American Sign Language is often confused with “English on the hands.” However, Holcomb cites, “Research has clearly determined that ASL has an independent grammar that happens

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    Some people are unable to hear these vibrations, they are either deaf or hard of hearing. Sign Language is the use of facial expressions, fingerspelling, and gestures that represent whole phrases or words used to communicate with deaf or hard of hearing people used to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing citizens (lifeprint). All schools should teach sign language as a foreign language. Sign Language is the use of facial expressions, fingerspelling, and gestures that represent whole phrases

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    American Sign Language is the language used by the Deaf community in Canada and the United States; ASL is not a universal language. In 1814 Dr. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet wanted to teach his neighbors daughter how to communicate because she was deaf. At the time, America didn’t have a Deaf community or culture so he went to Europe to learn deaf education; they already had a forming language. He studied the language in Europe and decided that he would return to the US to establish a language there. In

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    Tips for Communicating with Deaf Students and working with Sign Language Interpreters • Maintain eye contact with the Deaf person not with the interpreter. • Address the Deaf person directly. • The interpreter is not part of the conversation and is not permitted to voice personal opinions or enter the conversation. • Avoid phrases such as “ask her this…”, or “tell him to… when you are talking to the Deaf person through the interpreter. • Speak clearly • Be prepared to pause while you are speaking

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    Sign language is a language which primarily uses physical communication to communicate meaning, as opposed to spoken languages. This can involve combining hand shapes, placement and movement of the hands, arms, and body to show a speaker's thoughts. Sign language doesn’t only use signs to communicate. It uses facial expressions as a main way to communicate. For example, a well constructed question must be accompanied by the correct eyebrow position. When a person is asking questions related to who

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    to use sign language to educate deaf children. Deaf children deserve just as much of an education as any other child. Using a collection of hand gestures and symbols, sign language is an effective means of communication that provides the deaf and those hard of hearing a way to interact with the world around them according to

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