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Deaf culture community and hearing people As hearing people we need to respect the Deaf culture and community In order to do this a hearing person needs to understand and promote cultural awareness through their community This will provide a template for personal and social interaction through both the hearing and the Deaf communities Padden and Humphries created three goals in which the hearing could follow to accept the Deaf community These goals will aid in the process of the hearing culture respecting and accepting the Deaf culture The first goal of Padden and Humpries is to promote the acceptance of Deaf people Promoting this acceptance will aid in the accomplishment of respecting the Deaf culture A hearing person must be willing to involve the Deaf person in the their society or community Some specific things hearing people could do to demonstrate the acceptance of Deaf people is through meta awareness the hearing people need to be aware of ideas about Deaf people Instead of segregating the two cultures society can make leisure activities and places more accommodating to the Deaf person By this the hearing society could for example include captioning at movie theatres This is one way a hearing person could accept a Deaf person because they would be sharing common interest in leisure activities Another way the hearing culture could show acceptance of the Deaf culture is by simply educating them Somewhere in the education process there needs to be a time in which the hearing are educated on individual differences like the Deaf community Through this education the hearing person would become more aware about the Deaf community and this would help with promoting the acceptance of the Deaf person Promoting respect for the Deaf culture is another goal Padden and Humpries had for the Deaf community Along with accepting the Deaf person comes respect These two basically happen simultaneously Once a hearing person accepts a Deaf person then they
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