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A visit to the Deaf world

A visit to the Deaf world

Deaf people sign
I watch them and it is amazing
So many people wait in line
To go in the Deaf world

Police officers sign
I am Impressed
They show me their motorbikes
The siren was fantastic

I start to sign
Feeling brave
I waved at the deaf people
The Deaf world was wonderful

Deaf’s Future Being Happy

 

I am in the park.

Its lots of teenage people.

I haven’t seen my sister for long time,

“Oh you’re deaf!” said my sister.

I am feeling unhappy.

My sister ran off.

 

I feel uneasy to communicate with unknown people,

But I enjoy communication with my family.

My family use sign language. 

I feel can talk any time with my family.

I feel comfortable.

 

I want like to have nice new friends

But they couldn’t sign.

I heard about a deaf boy teach his friends to sign.

I think I can possibly teach my friends.

I feel proud.

The riddler

 

Deaf are the best? ……………………………………

Erm …. Maybe hearing? …………………………….

And maybe both? ……………………………………..

Full Deaf’s ear of low to hear …………………….

All students always sign with their hands …..

Roughly …………………………………………………..

Erm …. What you think? …. Deaf? ………………

Think hearing? …. Maybe Deaf? …………………

Hearing are the best? ……………………………….

Erm ……… Maybe deaf? …………………………….

Both? ……… Deaf? … or … Hearing? ……………

Erm …. What you think? …. Hearing? ………….

So ………..

Think your answer? ….. Dunno? ………………….

Deaf versus hearing

Deaf can challenge hearing

Hearing can challenge Deaf

 

Whatever we win we lose!

 

Hearing’s world is very powerful

They listen to words and pick up some words!

Deaf’s sign is very powerful

They watch and learn and pick up some sign.

 

Hearing can’t sign very well but speak very good and better than deaf.

Deaf can’t speak very well but sign strongly and better than hearing.

 

Hearing could learn sign language

Deaf could improve their speech skills

That would be equal!

 

Hearing can hear anywhere but….

Deaf can see anywhere…

That would be equal!

 

Hearing can listen on the phone and talk to mates! But….

Deaf can text on the phone and keep in touch forever..

That would be equal !

 

Deaf as a post or deaf at the winning post.

Hearing as a bat but blind to all things around.

 

Hearing can turn into deaf. But…

Deaf can’t turn into hearing.

 

THAT WOULD BE THE END!

 

La Toya

La Toya stayed with her auntie

When she was just about one year old.

That night, when she slept

Her auntie switched the light off…

La Toya started to scream.

She wanted to keep her eyes open.

 La Toya’s Auntie switched the light on …

La Toya stopped crying.

La Toya’s auntie knew there was something wrong with her

She had a good idea …

She picked up some pans and made a noise

BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG

Auntie said something wrong

La Toya was born profoundly deaf.

La Toya doesn’t mind she is deaf!

She loves sign language.

She is never embarrassed when she signs in public.

She is the only deaf person in her family.

She is very outgoing,

She gets very excited and she is always a happy girl!

 

Her dream is to become an actress

And to have my own performance company.

Deaf people are not the same as hearing

Deaf people are not the same as each other

They are very different.

Signing, lip-reading, BSL, SSE and spoken English.

Deaf people have lots of differences like hearing people.

Loud, quiet, funny, down to earth and loyal

In the world, there are lots of different people

Disabled, deaf, different accents, different languages

Whatever they are

It is natural!!

Street signs

Laughing, giggling, chatting, all in a good mood.

 

BANG!

 

Suddenly our moods changes

We walking on and on, without saying a word

Everyone staring at us with those big beady eyes, like a hawk,

as if we have done something wrong.

 

We carry on and on and again we are in a good mood

Again goes BANG!

I feel like I want to shout out to everyone

“Haven’t you seen Sign Language before?”

“Have you not met anyone like us?”

But I know I can’t

 

Everyone is staring at us again.

We feel different inside but do we care?

Some of us do, some of us don’t.

 

We walk into a street enjoying ourselves then it’s like we came from somewhere else.

 

Déjà vu, everything starts again.

 

I don’t want this.

 

BANG, BANG, BANG!

 

How do we know what they are thinking?

Why is this all starting again?

Have I been sent back in time?

I want to get out of here.

 

Deafness

If you talk too fast
I can’t hear
I need to lipread
So please be near

If you want to know about deafness
You should ask me!
I am called Charlotte Westall
Come and meet me!

If you try to sign
It helps me to know what you say
My family and friends
Then we can all play

I AM important!

My name is Mohamed
I like playing with my deaf friends.
I don;t line being deaf sometimes

I go to assembly.
I try my best to listen.
But it is too noisy
I feel un-important

When I was young
I threw my hearing aids.
I was so small
And so silly.

I like helping mum at home.
My sister is deaf.
Sometimes we sign together.

When children say,
“What’s that in your ear?
What’s that in your ear?”
I can’t take it any more.
So I tell them,
“Please don’t ask me that.
I AM DEAF.
Bye Bye!”