Where is Deaf identity in an aural society?  | Lauren Stevens  | TEDxVUW

Where is Deaf identity in an aural society?  | Lauren Stevens  | TEDxVUW

In a hearing society where spoken language is the norm, there is a lack of awareness and understanding of Deafness as a culture of its own. Society is not united by similarities, but by differences between individuals. By encompassing more positive attitudes towards Deaf people and sign language, it would broaden the linguistic and cultural identities that make up a society. We have the ability to make communication accessible to those who do not communicate aurally and by doing so, it would break down language barriers and open doors for awareness of Deaf culture and how we are able to embrace the differences between the Hearing world and the Deaf world.