Reply To: ”Person with an Impairment”

  • schroth-sensei

    October 13, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Likewise to what Josh said, I wasn’t sure if people living with hearing impairments saw the word “Deaf” as a positive term. It is interesting to see the word integrated into the culture. I saw this a bit when I was researching for the article I wrote on Accessible Japan (Starbucks: A Sign of Change, and Understanding in Sign, link below) but I wasn’t entirely sure if I should use “Deaf” in the article. Ultimately, I chose people with hearing impairments, figuring that some with partial hearing may or may not consider themselves as deaf, and we don’t want to offend anyone.

    I wouldn’t mind hearing more opinions from people with hearing impairments on what they prefer.

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