People’s Perception on Deaf People

I would like to remind many of you with a disclaimer for this that this is my view, my thought and my perception of what I see out of the people’s perception on the Deaf people because every Deaf and Hard of Hearing have different experiences therefore they can share what it is to be under the microscope of the people who we labelled “hearies”. I am only sharing what I have witnessed on hand from what the hearies people have a perception of the Deaf people and Hard of Hearing including myself as I am one of many Deaf person in the world. So, I encourage the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to share their thoughts on what it is like to get an idea of how the hearies people view them as or of. Now that we get this out, as I have said that this is my view for getting the idea of what the hearies have a perception of us Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. It is no secret that the Deaf people doesn’t have it easy, in fact they must work as twice hard to survive whether it be trying to get a job from somewhere and being oppressed by many of people for several decades. I have seen, I am certain that many if not all Deaf community can say that when we declare that we are Deaf or Hard of Hearing we would get a reaction from the hearies as if being Deaf means that we are uneducated and took us as if we have mental retardation or in nicer word “intellectual disability” for some reason. There are a few theories but mainly I can blame a few of the people who invented a term words for the Deaf people which is “Deaf and Dumb” so that misled many of the hearies people to think that Deaf people have no intelligence whatsoever hence the word “Dumb”. Whomever invented that term to label the Deaf people several decades ago were obviously uneducated and in the end, they weren’t intelligent so that is irony since there have been many studies that have done on the Deaf people which have found that they can be as intelligent as others if they are being taught in their native language (American Sign Language, British Sign Language, Auslan, Langue Des Signes Du Quebec-LSQ etc.).

News Outlet Improperly Labeling Deaf

There are hundreds or thousands of news outlet including the big names of news companies, medium companies and unknown companies that everybody reads daily to gather some information about what is going on around in this country which is United States or internationally. There are some of the people who don’t follow or keep up with the news on the current events or news about what is happening locally, nationally and internationally. But there is several people who do keep up with the news including myself so that we could be informed with what is going on around in our country here in the United States or in other countries and there are a few services that allows some of us to personalize some news that we would like to get daily under our favorite sources such as Google News, Yahoo News, Bing News and some news apps like that news app in iOS 10 that allows you to personalize the way news you want them to come to you. My go-to for getting some information and news is Google News that allows me to only get most of the news from the sources/news outlet that I prefer and there are different news related that I personalized to get. For example, United States, Politics, World, Technology, Business, Social Media, Domain, Hosting, Deaf, Kentucky and West Virginia is my picks for news related. Not in particular order, nonetheless I saw an article that relates to Deaf news that had a video in that article and I decided to check the video out which of course it burst my bubbles as I am tired of some journalists, reporters, editors or bloggers labels Deaf people poorly whether it be intentional or unintentional.

Out of Words.

Some of you know, some of you don’t know that I have been in journalism as a blogger for more than eight (8) years and in past these years I often would feel the fire in my fingers to start typing up some articles for here at JoshiesWorld.com. However for some reason of lately I have been blanked, getting to nowhere and I feel as if I can never think of anything to blog about anymore these days for some unknown reasons. In other words it’s getting somewhat more difficult for me to come up with something to write about for an article, I don’t know if it means that I am losing passion in blogging or losing the motivation to blog about anything. The major problem I have is being unable to find some good sources so that I could spread the words about something that I have heard from my sources, another thing is that it seems the news industry aren’t producing some interesting news anymore for me to share my opinion about the news that they have produced. To be honest with you, as much as I wish to deny this but the blogs are on the edge of becoming extinct as it seems but maybe it is just me and or that there is too many blogs out there that it makes the bloggers to work more harder to compete against the other bloggers.