What is Deaf Culture?
Just like any culture or sub-culture, Deaf Culture is a group of individuals who share knowledge, values, art, customs, and behaviors that are derived from a shared language, history, and commonality. Within Deaf Culture the word “deaf” is often recorded in writing and sign with a capital D and is referred to as “big D deaf”. People who identify with being Deaf do not consider their lack of hearing to be a “loss” or an “impairment”. They are proud of their language, their community, and their culture.