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Name: Chels
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Re: Dating someone with a Disability? (he's deaf) - April 6th 2009, 06:13 AM

I am in ASL 35, I am pretty involved in the Deaf community and I'd like to say something on behalf on them: Being Deaf is NOT a disability. Deaf people can do everything a hearing person can do except hear.

If your friends have a problem with it they aren't very good friends. I'm sure they'd expect you to accept whomever they decide to date and it's only fair they extend the same respect to you.

It should not be looked at as if your boyfriend is disabled, instead a more appropriate comparison is that he simply that you and he do not share the same first language.

Good Luck!