Imagine about the world without any deaf people.
Imagine NO Alexander Graham Bell, because his mother is not deaf.
Imagine NO Ludwig Van Beethoven, then we will never hear his masterpiece, the Fifth Symphony.
Imagine NO Thomas Alva Edison, because he was able to hear, then he may not able to concentrate on inventing light bulb and stuff he created.
Imagine NO Vint Cerf, then we will not have the Internet with TCP/IP technology.
Imagine NO American Sign Language or any signed languages in the world, and people still think that listening and speaking is the only way that we communicate. Our brains will be underutilized.
Imagine NO videophones, closed captioning, texting, and light alert systems.. then someone will miss information, because of noise pollution.
What a boring world without deaf people! We do need Deaf people because we do make valuable contributions to the world in many forms. That’s Deaf Gain.
For more information about Deaf Gain, check out this website here.
Why are you working so hard to eradicate deafness? I guess you just cannot. We are always here.
Embrace us, embrace our gifts, and embrace diversity in our world, that will make our world a very interesting place to live.
Amy Cohen Efron