What are big D and little D Deaf Awareness Article
An informative article from deaf@x which explores the differences between big D and little d and why understanding the difference matters for service providers being informed about best practice to empower service users who are deaf.
Deaf (with an upper case ‘D’) generally denotes someone who was born Deaf, and predominantly uses British Sign Language and culturally identifies with the Deaf community.
deaf (with a lower case ‘d’) refers to someone who has become deaf over their lifetime and identifies with the hearing community. They will tend to use hearing aids or lip-reading.