Racism: The Meaning Of Sign Language

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In Audism Unveiled, the producers included subtitles for the signing-impaired, and I thought this very important dialect because normally movies include subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing viewers. However, it is very significant to emphasize that it is not the deaf community that needs auditory assistance but rather the hearing community needs assistance to fully understand the meaning of sign language. Audism was coined in 1975 as a term to place advantage upon hearing people and should be treated the same as racism or sexism, all serious forms of oppression. I also thought the contrast of the terms language and speech was very eye opening from a hearing perspective because throughout my life, I always thought the terms to be synonymous.

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