What is Deaf Culture? According to the author, Crom Saunders: "Deaf Culture is the cultural lens through which the shared experience of American Deaf people is viewed—as a set of learned behaviors and perceptions of a group of people who are deaf and who have their own language (American Sign Language), values, rules, and traditions." (Saunders, C. (2019). Deaf Culture. In T. Heller, S. P. Harris, C. J. Gill, & R. Gould (Eds.), Disability in American Life: An Encyclopedia of Concepts, Policies, and Controversies (Vol. 1, p. 171).
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Image Credit: Cover of Required Course Textbook by Irene W. Leigh, Jean F. Andrews, Raychelle L. Harris, and Topher GonzálezS Avila, Deaf Culture: Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States, 2nd edition (San Diego: Plural Publishing, 2020).