The deaf can converse through windows, across dining rooms and airplane aisles without speaking a word. Rather, those who know American Sign Language (ASL) or another signing language can do the same. A handy skill set to have in noisy places such as WYD Rio.
This World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro I have been rolling with the Deaf Apostolate, which is an outreach of the Archdiocese of Boston. Our group included deaf adults and youth, hearing interpreters and friends/family of the deaf. Most of us were from the Boston area, but we also had two Canadians, three Californians and a member each from Maryland and Michigan.
My role was to be the group’s documentarian through still images and...READ MORE