Not just for the deaf

by Anonymous


During a recent volunteering event with the Special Olympics I ended up small talking with one of the competitors who was not hard of hearing or deaf, but simply unable to speak because of a problem unrelated to hearing. He used a lot of simple ASL with some short sounds to get his points across to me and we got along in our conversation very well, but I know that if I could have spoken ASL with him we would have been able to communicate even better. This event is one of the reasons I am here trying to learn and can’t wait to be able to sign with new people that I meet, whether they are deaf or not.