– Face the Deaf individual and make eye contact. Speak at a normal pace.
– Do speak directly to the Deaf person (not the interpreter). Speak in 1st person.
– Allow time for information to be conveyed on both sides.
– Yell, talk loudly, or mumble.
– Cover your mouth or speak while looking away or turning your back.
– Stand too close; visibility becomes a challenge at a closer range.
– Get frustrated.