Why did I want to write this book?

Many people assume that things don’t go well for minority groups, and that their members are somehow anomalous in a negative sense. Delving into the life of minorities can open new perspectives. My book offers means for readers to engage in the world of the deaf; at the same time, it provides compelling evidence of the benefits of deafness and sign language for both the deaf and the population at large. This, in a nutshell, is the aim of my book.