Monday, August 20, 2018
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Ashley Derrington: Being deaf in sports

Limping ChickenI have the incredible honor of being a part of the USA Deaf Women’s National Team for soccer (see our team photo below!). Before joining this team, I played sports competitively my whole life.

Now, being deaf or hard of hearing does not mean we are not capable of playing high level sports. We just have to adjust some things when it comes to communication. So what does that mean exactly? For me, personally, it’s a lot of visual cues such as reading the body language of others.

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