Written by Stephanie Lowery
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:50
I would consider myself part of a textually-focused culture, one where reading and literacy are vital. Especially as a student and teacher, and life-long book lover, my life has always revolved around written texts. Just how do people from that context, relate to and understand hearing-dominant cultures, where texts are generally oral, publicly shared, and rarely written?
You might be wondering why this matters, or why it’s something I’m concerned about. After all, neither my neighbors nor co-workers are hearing-dominant people, so why am I spending time thinking about this and how does it affect my daily life?