We are all too aware that changes need to be made and asks ‘What would you like to see be changed?’
(SJ says, “I would like” because her grandmother always said, “I want – never gets”!)
Here is a list of some of the changes the Tree House dwellers long for;
I would like to see the deaf community put their differences aside and work together to improve access. I wish they would realise no one is superior or inferior to another.
I would like to see a bridge built between people of every walk of life (deaf and hearing for example) working together to establish common ground and to work out ways to bridge gaps that exist between the two camps.
I would like to see the deaf community unite regardless of different communication abilities to work towards the same aims because that would make inroads more.
I would like to see a day when being deaf does not feel like being punished for something you did not do!
I would like peace because I am a troubled person.
I would like people to stop having one rule for themselves and another for others because that is just selfish and unfair.
I would like change to happen from the top down so everyone is equal regardless of whether they are deaf, HoH, deafblind, blind, hearing or different in any other way.
I would like to see respect and tolerance between all human beings across the planet, and the gap between rich and poor hugely reduced.
I would like people to realise just how diverse the deaf community is and that not everyone is reliant on the same assumed method(s) of communication.
I would like to see the deaf community and the hearing world to look at the full picture instead of looking at one spot constantly and focus on the diversity cos we all are diverse and lastly unique…
~ SJ (Sara Jae)