Do’s and Dont’s

So you are meeting a deaf or hard of hearing person.. what should and shouldn’t you do?

Don’t Panic!!!

Communication Problems
Don’t SHOUT, it distorts your features


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Do ASK… they are the best person to advise you about how to communicate with them


Woman on coast.
Don’t have the Light behind you. this puts your face in darkness and makes it difficult to lipread you.
Do Trim that Beard. It’s amazing how much difference it makes to lipreading you


Beautiful Latina Eating Chilis
Don’t Chew when talking


Couple face to face
Do Face the person
Teenage girl
Don’t Cover your Mouth


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Above all DO RELAX… as this will help with all of these positive strategies


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