gimp910over 1 year ago
This entire page is politically incorrect. First of all, "Sign language only partially provides the ability to communicate—only in limited circumstances and among a limited group of people," makes it sound like you don't consider ASL a language which it most certainly is which means it does in fact provide the ability to communicate, and since you're saying that about ASL, the Spanish or Mandarin or any other language other than our native language only partially provides the ability to communicate. Secondly, "Even something as habitual for the rest of us as shopping becomes problematic when a disabled person is confronted with a shop assistant who does not know sign language," the term of "disabled person" is politically incorrect. The correct way to talk about someone who is deaf is use the word Deaf because they are not disabled, they are just like any other human being, their Deafness makes them different therefore they are proud to be Deaf and capitalize the "d." The terms disabled or handicapped are considered offensive to the Deaf.