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Social Media

  • By: Lizzie Sorkin
  • In: The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Genie Gertz & Patrick Boudreault
  • Subject:Physical Disabilities, Otorhinolaryngology (Ears, Nose, & Throat)

Since the early 2000s, Social Media has taken the world to a new level of shared information. For years, we accessed information via people, print, or just the World Wide Web. While that still happens today, social media has allowed further connection and interaction to happen. People have become accustomed to scrolling, either with a computer mouse or a finger on a mobile. We want information, and we want it now; social media gets it to us quickly and easily. Posts are made around the clock from around the world.

While accessibility is still an issue for some social media situations, the Deaf community is one step closer to equality than when social media first came on the scene. This critical opportunity allows a person to ...

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