In 1991 the American with Disabilities Act was implemented across the United States. Deaf individuals do not consider themselves disabled; however, they benefit from legislations created to end discrimination against disabled people. Discuss in detail how these conflicting beliefs can lead to feelings of empowerment and equality among the American Deaf community, while at the same time further imbed within mainstream society attitudes of paternalism and audism towards the American Deaf community?
To apply information learned from the course to an analysis of how one can be ethical responsibility in their understanding and interactions with Deaf who are seen as both disabled and different.
Write a 1,600-word (four-page, when appropriately formatted) APA style paper.
In your paper you must discuss the following issues as you try to explain how being labeled “disabled” is both beneficial and detrimental for the Deaf community:
WRITING AT A COLLEGE LEVEL:
OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT: