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Tips for Communicating with Deaf/HOH People

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Do and Don’t tips for Communicating with Deaf/HOH Persons 

 “Getting Attention”

To begin a conversation with a deaf person, you must first make eye contact with the person you want to communicate with. If this person is not looking at you, here is a do and don't do to try: 
DO: Waving to catch his/her eye
DON'T: When you wave, do not wave aggressively in the person's face or use huge gestures when you are standing close by.  Small movements of the hand is enough.  Use bigger hand movements when you are a bit of a distance from the person you want attention from.

Check out our next post for more do and don't do tips!

3 Comments to Tips for Communicating with Deaf/HOH People:

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Victoria on Sunday, October 02, 2016 6:30 PM
I learned to make sure you keep good eye contact while signing with one another and not use spoken language.
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Jannette Rivera Vega on Sunday, November 13, 2016 12:21 PM
As part of the ASL 1 class we were practicing different ways to get the attention of a deaf person. Which are tapping their upper shoulder gently and using an intermediary. WE had fun practicing this methodsin class
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carole nelson on Monday, January 30, 2017 8:00 PM
it is funny the things hearing people take for granted. I now know how to get someones attention who is deaf. we are never too old to learn something new.
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