Deaf Culture Online Week 1 – PPT #8 Toby Welch | ASL Professor
Content• Deaf Diagram: Member of a Deaf Culture/Community• The Green Book
Member of Deaf Community Deaf Core It is a full Deaf culture and Audiological core. It means Deaf people are in it.Political Social Linguistic
Member of Deaf Community People are working as pathology, speech, audiology, Audiological and anything relates to audiological.Political Social Linguistic
Member of Deaf Community People work with Deaf people such as speech Audiological therapy, audiology and auditory assistive. See the red circle, it means they are not aPolitical Social member of the Deaf community/culture fully but working with Deaf people by providing service. It included people with Linguistic hearing loss.
Member of Deaf Community It is a Political for Deaf people such as such as Audiological NAD, Disability, Spe cial Education, andPolitical Social Linguistic
Member of Deaf Community People work with Deaf people in political such as Audiological lobbyists, ADA, NAD. See the red circle, it means they are not a member of the DeafPolitical Social community/culture fully but working with Deaf people by providing an advocacy service. It included people with Linguistic hearing loss.
Member of Deaf Community Linguistics of American Sign Language, Deaf Audiological Studies, and Deaf culture/community.Political Social Linguistic
Member of Deaf Community Hearing students are learning ASL, familiar the Audiological linguistics of ASL, structure, syntax, fingerspelling, facial expression, etc. It can be a teacher ofPolitical Social the Deaf, ASL teacher, counselor for the Deaf, interpreter, yet, not full members of the Deaf culture / Linguistic community.
Member of Deaf Community Social: participate in the Deaf community. AudiologicalPolitical Social Linguistic
Member of Deaf Community People in this circle are partly member of it such as Audiological ASL/Deaf events, workshop, conference, church, school, and fellowship, yet, not aPolitical Social full member of Deaf culture/community. Linguistic
The Green BookBakers-Chenk and Cokely wrote a “The Green Book” in 1980s and a very good book. It is about the depth of ASL. They wrote excellent about the diagram. I would like for you to hear them.A. Audiological: refers to actual loss of hearing ability. Thus, this avenue to membership is not available, by definition, to hearing people. It seems apparent that those individuals with a hearing loss are accepted by and identify with the Community at a much deeper level (“the core”) and much more quickly than a hearing person with similar skills, experience, and attitudes.
The Green BookB. Political: refers to the potential ability to exert influence on matters which directly affect the Deaf Community on a local, state, or national level. For example, a person might hold an office in a state NAD chapter. Of course, the types of decisions and proposals which he/she makes will also influence how well other members of the Community accept the person.C. Linguistics: refers to the ability to undrestand and use American Sign Language. The level of fluency seems to be related to the level of acceptance into the Community. Since the values and goals of the Community are transmitted by its language, it is not surprising that fluency in ASL is very important.
The Green BookD. Social: refers to the ability to satisfactorily participate in social functions of the Deaf Community. This means being invited to such functions, feeling at ease while attending, and having friends who are themselves members of the Deaf Community. This ability may presuppose other factors, such as linguistic skills in ASL.Cited: Baker-Shenk, Charloette; Cokely, Dennis.The Original Green Books, American Sign Language. Clerc Books, Gallaudet University Press. 1980.
Attitude toward Deaf DiagramWelch’s Note: There are four sections I presented to you. It is an extremely essential that you show respect to Deaf culture/community. If you want to be part of Deaf culture/community, you must love Deaf people, value their culture and community, their language, treat them as they are the same as everyone equal, respect them, support, respect and accept them. Deaf people will know if you admire or disrespect them. If you do not do the above what I stated, then you are not part of it, other word in Deaf’s perspective, you are Audism, “Nazi”, belong to Alexander Graham Bell (AGB) group, against anything within Deaf culture/community.