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Deaf in Developing Countries

This story breaks your heart and makes me thankful I’m an American. The treatment of deaf children in developing countries doesn’t surprise me.

Audism: A Name for Deaf Prejudice and Wrong Assumptions

Meryl in football gear

Alicia mentioned audism in a recent comment and it was the first I heard of the word. Audism, like racism and sexism, is discrimination against deaf people. Wikipedia provides examples of audism: Deaf people cannot write well because they are deaf or because English is not their first language. Deaf people cannot be successful without …

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