Published on February 28th, 2011 | by Matt Demers0
RyeAccess presents An Introduction to Deaf Culture
With Ryerson’s immense diversity, sometimes it’s hard to keep each culture’s differences and needs in mind. It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. However, there’s a number of programs being put on by the lovely students groups on campus that will help to educate us, including the Disability Awareness Series, presented by RyeAccess. This series of talks and workshops seeks to spotlight different issues pertaining to disabled members of the Ryerson community.
Next up in the series is An Introduction to Deaf Culture, an interactive workshop and look to the world of the hearing impaired. This will be held Monday, March 7th in the Thomas Lounge of the Student Centre from 1-2PM
At first I was a bit confused by the wording; I had always figured “deaf culture” to be more of a language barrier thing. However the more I thought about it, the more sense it made: deaf people can have a completely different understanding of the world as we know it. Like with disability, it affects the perception of what other people view as mundane, and these are all valid things to base a culture around. I’m curious as to how