FAQ CATEGORIES

What are some tips for communicating with deaf people?

There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to communication, nor is there a “typical” deaf person. Each individual is unique and brings their own set of communication needs and preferences, based on the setting and the purpose of the interaction.

When first meeting a deaf person, do not make assumptions about the individual’s communication preference. NDC’s Communicating with Deaf Individuals tip sheet suggests that you inquire with the deaf person about their preferred communication needs for different settings. Writing, gestures, speech, sign language, technology, and visual aids are all options to be explored.

Did this help you?
Need more help? Contact us today!
Updated on July 29, 2022

Need Help?

Fill out this form to get help from the NDC team.  Can’t see the form below? Click here to contact the NDC team.