Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) - QRCA Views Magazine, Fall 2020

42 QRCA VIEWS SPRING 2020 www.qrca.org GLOSSARY OF TERMS d/Deaf – Important distinctions: “d” – deaf people who identify with the medical or physiological conditions of being deaf but have no (or less) connection to the Deaf community “D” – those who identify with Deaf culture and identity but tend to be removed from notions of medical deafness CODA – Children of Deaf adults SODA – Siblings of Deaf adults Hearing Impaired – a dominant narrative worldwide coming from the mainstream, yet implies lack or wrong with Hard of Hearing – a definition to which both ‘d’ and ‘D’ people might relate Hearing – the identity the Deaf community gives to the Hearing community Disability – a definition many Deaf people reject as it ignores Deaf culture experience ASL – American Sign Language Source: Jack Sukimoto and Jessie Aragón By Susanna Fránek n Cultural Anthropologist n Ethnologix n Los Angeles, California n @susawhit d/Deaf Culture Gives New Meaning to Multicultural Studies n TOOLBOX n

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