Is this book for deaf people too?
Yes! Deaf people, this book is for you, too! Heres why:
Q: I already know what its like to be Deaf. Why should I read this book?
Q: I use ASL, not English. How can this book help me?
Q: I teach a college sign-language class. Should I order this book for my students?
Why this book is a perfect gift for the hearing people in your life:
A bit more explanation:
For Hearing People Only is just as much for deaf people as it is for hearing people. Hows that? The authors wrote it from their own experience as deaf people, to educate uninformed hearing people about Deaf issues, AND to free other deaf people from having to answer the same questions over and over again.
HPO offers concise, non-technical answers to many of the questions deaf people have been asked . . . and are still being asked. Some of these questions are difficult to answer when they come up in the course of a casual conversation, especially when they involve a detailed explanation. Ever try to explain the significance of the Milan Congress of 1880 when you have to be somewhere else in 2 minutes? HPO can help. It educates hearing readers in a palatable way. Deaf readers can also use HPO to brush up on their knowledge of Deaf history, social and linguistic issues, and see what other Deaf people have to say about the challenges of coping in everyday life.
Deaf readers have told us how much they appreciate having such a book available. It makes their lives a bit easier. By having their new boss, co-worker, teacher, student, relative, friend, neighbor or legislator read HPO, they know that these peoples attitudes are bound to change for the better. After reading HPO themselves, Deaf people can answer hearing peoples questions with new confidence. HPO is an entertaining, enjoyable way to raise Deaf awarenessfor themselves or others.