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Functioning In ASL: a few tips for behaving in culturally approprate ways in the Deaf Community. Ex: looking away can signal boredom or disinterest (be aware of the "message" you're sending so not to accidentally offend) & as a listener, "back-channel" (in conversation you're expected to respond actively, notifying the signer that you're understanding, which isn't to be confused with agreeing, which can happen with culturally Hearing people).

Things to keep in mind when communicating with individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing. #deaf #asl