| jonesable wrote:|
I was thinking that he robbed them of the event.
Glad they set fire under him.
I go to churches where they sign and where a lot of the deaf community attend and some basketball games they organize.
How are you coming along Kitten ?
I love learning ASL I want to become fluent but I know it takes years to really become fluent.
The deaf people I communicate with are very helpful.
With my company I still can't legally interpret for them and for good reason.
Wish my church had interpreted services; the closest one is a subway ride away. And on Sunday morning, I am not featuring getting on the subway...
I have to admit that it was easier in the beginning because I started signing when I was 7. Why? That summer, I was bored and had just seen the movie The Miracle Worker on tv.
As far as truly becoming fluent, a Deaf friend said hearing people become better, but never really, really fluent unless you live with a Deaf person. (Maybe I'll join a Deaf dating website...) But I love it. It's a whole lotta work, but I'd start all over again if I had to, just to be able to sign... You have a lot of reading to do and the books are stupidly expensive (and not available used or online), but you end up keeping them for your personal library. I was able to find a hardcover Medical ASL book on half.com (only $12 instead of $54!) and well worth the price.
There's a webgroup called AllDeaf.com that you can join. You can skype with people so you can practice more. (Word of caution: some of the members really hate us "hearies").
If you ever want to skype, just IM me