Many Deaf people consider the Deaf community their home. But for some Deaf Latinos, becoming part of the Deaf community can mean losing the Latino part of themselves. That leaves many of them searching for ways to claim both identities. From Ann Arbor, Michigan, Renee Gross reports.
EDITOR’S NOTE: According to the National Association of the Deaf, American Sign Language is used predominantly in the United States and many parts of Canada. The National Institutes of Health notes that there are many different versions of sign language, for example British Sign Language, French Sign Language and Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language. No one form of sign language is universal. Different sign languages are used in different places, and users of one version of sign language may not understand other versions. Latino USA regrets not making an editorial clarification in this story.