DEAF Culture Corner
Do and Don’t tips for Communicating with Deaf/HOH Persons
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.
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