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Cultural Misconceptions about Deaf People and the Challenge for the Courts

This video explores a slice of deaf culture, language acquisition and other common experiences that challenge deaf people when they navigate institutions such as the courts.

The production is presented in three parts: the first part explores language acquisition and the impact of language policy towards the education of deaf people. The second part explores the variable nature of sign language as it is use in the deaf community. And third, the video discusses a number of ways that courts can ensure effective communication with deaf parties by using highly qualified and competent interpreters to allow equal access to justice.

Part 1: Cultural Misconceptions

Part 2: Variable Communication Methods

Part 3: Ensuring Proper Accommodation in the Courts

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