In my previous post I mentioned using capitalisation for the word deaf in certain circumstances. For those of you who are new to the deaf community, here is a brief explanation for you to get a better understand of the difference between deaf and Deaf.
http://insidedeafculture.com/definitions.html (EpiGenesis, 2007)
“deaf: The use of the lowercase d indicates what you are. deafness is a physical description. It is the inability to hear for whatever reason. There are different levels of deafness.
Deaf: The use of the uppercase D indicates who you are. Deafness is an identity, a community, a culture, a mode of being. You can be deaf and not Deaf, or alternatively, considered Deaf but not deaf.”