With the rise in the prices of airline travel, hotel stay rates and means of local travel (cars, mini bus…), many Americans have decided to remain in-country and enjoy “stay-cations”; touring the wonderful sites across the United States instead.
As we travel around our great country, we are going to meet people of varied backgrounds, mannerisms and in some cases, physical differences. Our focus today is on communicating with deaf people. According to the NCHS (National Center of Health Statisitics), approximately 9 to 22 people out of every 1,000 suffer from severe partial to complete hearing loss. So the odds of meeting someone with a hearing loss condition are sufficiently in favor of us all becoming knowledgeable of at least the basics, that of signing in basic letters.
Hopefully, the below American Sign Language letter chart may prove to be helpful if you are in a situation that requires communication with a person suffering from hearing loss.
BNI Operatives; Street smart; Web Savvy: People aware.
As always, Stay safe.