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These Deaf Kids Have A Message for You

Arika Okrent

Disrespect or respect? Exclusion or inclusion? These Deaf kids don't see themselves as having a problem that needs to be fixed. They are asking to be seen by others the way they see themselves, as an asset to a diverse community and as equals. This video, produced for the Kickstarter Election Issues project, lets them speak for themselves in their own language. Learn the signs for oppression and justice, open-minded and close-minded, and other important concepts in the fight for Deaf equality.

Banner image courtesy of iStock.