Why American Deaf Culture?

I chose to do American Deaf Culture because I know a bit about the history of ASL but I don’t know anything about how Deaf Americans live their lives. I also know that ASL is a completely different language to BSL and so I want to find out if American Deaf Culture is really similar or really different to British Deaf Culture.

Rourke, N., n.d. ASL Thrives. [Oil on canvas].

American Deaf Culture fascinates me because whilst thinking about how I was going to compose this blog post I found a video on YouTube which was of a Deaf American Police Sergeant from Texas, I’m unsure whether there is any Deaf people in Britain so this was really interesting to me and I will definitely be looking into it further.

YouTube, 2019. #DeafSuccess Scott Daily Patrol Sergeant. Available at: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOnu2FhnbYI> [Accessed 13 March 2021].