Pathological ideology is an imposed view, stemming from values and beliefs, which place high value on speaking and hearing. Hence, the pervasive definition that “deaf” is a condition, a deficiency, which it creates a language delay, has become a fiber of our society. We need to challenge people to “react differently” when encountering the ideology of what is means to be DEAF.
What's it like to be a young Deaf college student at a Deaf university? Gallaudet isn't just a school – it's the center of the American Deaf community. Here's why there's so much more to being Deaf than you think.