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Is it Okay to Use the Word "Deaf"?

Language is powerful. Have you ever thought about how to describe different hearing levels and wondered about the best words? Is it okay to refer to a person as Deaf? What does hard of hearing mean? And what, if any, is the different between the two? Join Chrissy MacNeil and Harry Purney, APSEA's Deaf Mentors, for a discussion of the difference between medical and cultural perspectives, labels that can be hurtful, and the words and terms that are preferred by the Deaf community. Bring all your questions, and don’t be shy in this judgement-free space.

Target Audience: Parents and caregivers, educational partners, community members and APSEA employees

Facilitators: Harry Purney, Chrissy MacNeil