How do we create a more equitable society?
Due to the prevalence of hearing-centric societal norms, Deaf individuals are often excluded from mainstream society. In order to avoid exclusion, it’s important to understand what inclusion means.
The practice or policy of providing equal access to communication, opportunities, and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized.
The inclusion of the Deaf community is an important benefit to American society.
Inclusion promotes diversity and cultural understanding, which are essential components of a vibrant and inclusive society. Inclusion also ensures that Deaf individuals have access to opportunities, resources, and services that are available to their hearing counterparts.
We can all contribute to a more inclusive society. Here are some tips to help you include Deaf individuals during conversation.