For most deaf people, worse than the inability to hear is the isolation created by deafness. Deaf people can be present at but not part of family meals, meetings at the office, church services, and so many other social events where there is no common language to include those who cannot hear.
Because of this, one of the main objectives of a gathering like Women’s Day at DDP is to give people a reason and an opportunity to come together where they can talk and laugh in sign language and share their feelings with people who understand.
Not all of the sharing is direct and face-to-face. Those who gathered for Women’s Day wanted to include those who could not come and chatted via video calls on their smartphones with WhatsApp, FaceTime, and Messenger and other apps.