After losing most of her hearing in an accident, this woman embraced being deaf and learned ASL. However, her parents refuse to learn sign language and insist on communicating through voice-to-text on their phones, making conversations exhausting and chaotic. After struggling through yet another Christmas with her family, the woman told her parents that she would not be visiting until they show effort in learning ASL. Is she in the wrong for making this demand? Read her story now to find out.
Deaf Person Tells Parents They Must Learn Sign Language To Have A Meaningful Relationship
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After losing most of their hearing in an accident at 18, this person has now embraced their deafness and learned American Sign Language (ASL). However, their relationship with their parents has suffered as they refuse to learn ASL, causing communication to be chaotic and frustrating. The person has asked their parents to make an effort to learn ASL so they can have a shared language and a meaningful relationship, but their parents have dismissed their needs. The person has now given their parents an ultimatum - learn ASL or they won't be visiting again for a long time. This has caused tension and accusations of wanting to cut them off. The person is asking if they are being unreasonable. Can you relate to this story? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
NTA. Turning on captions costs them literally nothing and is not hard or time-consuming.
Parents refuse to learn sign language, hurting deaf child's feelings 😔
Parents should learn sign language to have a meaningful relationship 😔👉👈
Deaf person stands up to parents, demands they learn sign language 🤟
Parents unwilling to learn sign language, NTA OP, sad situation 😔
Heartbreaking story of family's refusal to adapt to deaf relative 🦻💔
Deaf person rightfully demands sign language from unsupportive parents 💪
Parents refusing to learn sign language for their deaf child, NTA.
Deaf person faces disrespect and dismissiveness from parents for too long 😔
Deaf person calls out parents for not making minimal effort 👎
Breaking barriers: Deaf person stands up to ableist family 💪👊
Deaf person calls out parents' denial of their deafness 👀
Deaf person rightfully calls out parents for excluding them 🤨
Deaf person rightfully calls out inconsiderate parents for refusal to learn ASL 🙄
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Parents refuse to learn sign language for their deaf child. NTA.
👍 Deaf person stands up for communication, parents in denial
Parent learns sign language for their child's love and gratitude ❤️
Deaf person rightfully cuts off parents for refusing to communicate inclusively.
Deaf person highlights lack of accommodation from unsupportive parents 🙄
Parents won't learn ASL for their child? NTA. Lack empathy 😔
Parents refusing to learn sign language for their child, NTA.
Deaf person struggles with parents' lack of effort in learning sign language. Supportive comment suggests distance may be necessary. 💔
Family refuses to learn sign language, brother enables them. NTA.
Deaf person calls out parents for lack of effort and empathy 🙄
Deaf person confronts parents for refusing to learn sign language. #CommunicationIsKey 🔑
Supportive reply receives confusing response 🤔
Deaf person rightfully calls out unsupportive parents for lack of effort 💪
Empathetic reply to a deaf person's struggle with family communication 🤟
Start 'em young! ASL is for everyone. NTA 👏🏼
Parents unwilling to learn ASL for their deaf child. NTA.
Deaf person demands parents learn sign language. NTA, ableism sucks.
👏🏽Stand up for yourself! Parents must show love and respect!👏🏽
Communicating with voice-to-text can be hilarious but unreliable 😂
Parents and in-laws learned ASL for speech-delayed son 👏
NTA, parents must learn ASL for meaningful relationship 👥
Empathetic support for a deaf person with horrible parents ❤️
Parents refuse to accommodate deaf child's needs, NTA speaks up.
Deaf person calls out parents for refusing to use CC 🙄
👍 Deaf person sets healthy boundaries with parents about communication.
Encouraging family to learn sign language for better communication 👍
👏Deaf individual advocates for communication accessibility, receives support.👏
Demanding basic communication needs is reasonable, lacking empathy is unacceptable 🤔
Deaf person requests parents learn sign language for bond. NTA.
Deaf person demands parents learn sign language for relationship 🙌
Deaf person wins - NTA for insisting on sign language
Deaf person stands up for themselves, says family must learn ASL 💪
Deaf person calls out unkind parents for not learning sign language 👎
Engaging with family shouldn't require a language barrier. 😔
NTA. Learning sign language is important for meaningful connection 👏
Parents must learn sign language to connect with their child ❤️
No need for toxic relationships, NTA 🙅♀️
Parent empathizes with deaf person, hopes family learns sign language soon ❤️
Deaf person asks parents to learn sign language for family inclusion 🤟