My parents were both deaf.
They were not well educated.
They worked hard at low level manual labor type jobs.
They did not have the educational opportunities that the deaf have today.
They did not have the internet, email, smartphones, Facetime or Skype to connect with family or service providers.
They did not have the verbal skills necessary to communicate all of their needs.
We used sign language, home signs and a lot of lip reading to speak with each other. At a very