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Elly Muller and her two deaf children, Sarah and Amos, talk about their experiences as a deaf family.
Experiences of this person
"As a child I was already aware that everything was based on sight, and not sound."
"Society makes us handicapped."
"With or without a CI, sign language is always the foundation."
"A CI can be useful if you get it when you're still young, but it's no use to me."
"Once you've got a good grasp of sign language, Dutch will follow naturally."
"We used to take a quarter to the neighbor's house, to ask if they could make a phone call for us."
"They used to say signing would make you dumb."
"It's not just about being able to talk, it's about being able to communicate."
"As a child I didn't know putting something down on a table made a sound."
"Sign language allows you to see everything."
"There was no secondary school of technology for deaf children."
"The deaf school turned out to be great for me, actually."
"At school they said: he's using sign language too often."
"I never considered the fact that my child could be deaf as well."
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