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    Pearl Harbor. Maggie’s parents saw this union as an act of betrayal. They were scared that their daughter, and their only link to the hearing world, was being taken away to live with her husband and start a family. Maggie was forced to find a way to find her own happiness and help bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf worlds for her parents. In the 1930s and 1940s, deaf families relied on hearing relatives and people from their church congregation to communicate with hearing people. Interpreters were not people who went to school to become interpreters, they were generally children of deaf adults. Televisions and close captioning was not invented yet so the only way a deaf person could get their news was through telegrams and word of mouth. Today, it is simple for a deaf person to stay informed because of the use of the internet, closed captioning on the television, text messaging, email, video calling, etc. Communication between hearing and deaf has vastly improved since the depression era. Employment was very limited during that time because of the lack of communication. Maggie’s parents worked as a printer in a factory and as a seamstress. Both of these jobs required little communication, however during times where it was imperative to be able to communicate, it was clear how important it was for deaf and hearing to be able to understand each other. For example, when Maggie’s mother fainted on the job, her employer immediately called her daughter to interpret for…

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    They need strobe lights and other things to help them know when a disaster is coming. They also need to have closed captioning on the bottom of the screen. "Tornadoes and the deaf community: Are you reaching all of your citizens?" I disaster 2.0. N.p., 14 Oct. 2011. Web. 25 Jan. 2017. "Emergency Services for the Deaf." Emergency Services for the Deaf. N.p., 26 June 2011. Web. 30 Jan. 2017. Service, National Weather. "NWR for Deaf and Hard of Hearing." US Department of Commerce, NOAA,…

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    Disabilities In Classroom

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    fundamental resource for education; video offers visual and audio communication concurrently, thus, making it uncomplicated to influence learners who learn best through distinctive modalities and learning approaches. An expanding quantity of exploration promotions the educational importance of this essential tool for the customary education schoolroom. Video can likewise help to reach and motivate learners for whom school and learning pose individual challenges (Cruse, 2009). Hearing Impaired…

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    Deaf interpreters have a different use of the language which impacted the quality of the interpretation/translation of the material. There was still a use of hearing interpreters in media even though Deaf people have asked for Deaf translators. Reasons for this preference were related to the fluency and naturalness of the Deaf translator. Hearing interpreters did not often have the cultural awareness to convey the message equivalently and in a way that conveyed the meaning clearly. (Allsop &…

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    is whether or not it is ethical to separate a child from their biological family and place them with a different family and whether the possible emotional strain on the birth family, the adoptive family and the child are acceptable risks in exchange for the possibility of a better life for all of the parties. There are multiple types of adoption. Parents may adopt family members or relatives or they may adopt from within the U.S. or from abroad. (Medline Plus: Adoption www.nlm.nih.gov) Within…

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    Persuasive Adoption Essay

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    Adoptees: Have Rights Too For those who are a part of the adoption world, one of the most ardently debated issues is whether birth records should be open or closed to adoptees. With this conclusion comes strong feelings on both sides. In most states, adoption records are completely sealed and inaccessible unless the adoptee petitions the court. In 16 states these records are fully or partially available upon request with no court involvement and may rely upon when you were born. In a few states…

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    In an open family many people are allowed to go in and out of the home and it is open to everyone. In a closed family only the members are allowed to be with each other. For example, a closed family would only allow for the children to be each other’s friends and not have anyone else be involved in family functions such as birthday parties. Only family members would be allowed to attend. According to Anderson and Sabatelli most families fall somewhere in between a closed and open family. “These…

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    It also differs with open and closed adoptions. With a closed adoption, the mother has no contact with the child whatsoever and may allow the mother to move on with her life easier than if she had kept contact with the child, thus making it a positive effect. However, because the mother will not keep in touch with the child, she will never know anything of the child’s life, thus this could also be a negative effect. With open adoptions, it is the opposite. The mother may stay in contact with the…

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    Adoption Vs Abortion

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    they are now. Having the rights of your children taken away is telling you that you obviously were not ready for children. As said by Kristi Brown in Live Action News, many women who have children and choose abortion like to think that if she can’t have her child no one can. At the time of the birth, and you know you are not ready at the moment, you can give your child up for adoption. You can set up if you want open, partially open or closed adoptions. If you choose and open adoption you get…

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    records law. Adoptees began to challenge their unequal treatment under the law because they wanted access to their birth records in order to ascertain information about their health history and possibly even develop a kinship with their biological parents. Many opposed the adoptee’s wishes to access their records since they assumed it would violate biological mother’s constitutional rights to privacy and secrecy, increase abortions while decreasing adoptions, and the belief that it can weaken…

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