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First Name Basis Podcast

Oct 17, 2019

In this episode we interview Chad Kennedy, a Deaf ASL Professor at BYU and UVU. Chad teaches us the following:

  • His experience at a hearing school vs. a Deaf school
  • His preference for identity-first language
  • How to communicate respectfully with Deaf people if you are hearing
  • Stereotypes about Deaf people
  • Deaf Pride
  • How hearing families can get involved and learn about the Deaf community 

Chad recommended the book "For Hearing People Only: Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About the Deaf Community, Its Culture, and the 'Deaf Reality'"

Song Credit: “Away” by Geographer and “Beach Disco” by Dougie Wood