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  • Apple's Tim Cook talks tech with accessibility advocates for Global Accessibility Awarenes...

    glowearth said:
    Wtf? Rikki is a oralism, why the fuck did Rikki not use American Sign Language (ASL)? Yes I'm deaf myself.  The oralism is NOT in deaf culture.  I believe she trying to make ASL go extinct... most of us deaf people treasure our ASL. It been exist for over hundreds of year. We got ASL from France and France got FSL from Italian monk. 
    If you knew anything about me, you would know that I was mainstreamed for all of my life and am not fluent in ASL. I'm not comfortable using ASL in situations where I have to have an interview because I'm not going to know how to express myself yet and I wouldn't understand half of what he was saying that this point. You know that most mainstreamed kids don't know ASL, right? 90-95% don't. Nyle DiMarco said it himself. I'm one of those people. I used ASL when I was communicating with old and new friends at this event, but I wasn't going to put myself in an environment where I wouldn't be able to communicate. Watch my content, know who I am before making blasphemous assumptions saying that I'm trying to make ASL go extinct which is BS. I have content in ASL. I have ALWAYS been about letting deaf kids have a choice, letting them know what Deaf culture is early because I didn't get that when I was a kid and now I'm paying for it.
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