Misconceptions About The Deaf

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There are many myths and misconceptions that currently exist about Deaf individuals, such as that they cannot drive, have kids, or contribute to society. These myths and misconceptions stem from a variety of ideals that have created false limitations about the Deaf. In regards to the Deaf not being able to drive, the case involving the Modesto police in which they believed that they were dealing with a defiant suspect who turned out to be Deaf was an unfortunate situation but has lead to new training for officers to help prevent this situation from occurring again. There are many statistics that support that Deaf drivers are actually safer and better driver than hearing drivers.
There is also the misconception that deafness is genetic. This
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