Which one of us has met a deaf Muslim? Chances are, very few, but it’s most likely because we aren’t creating spaces where we can, as Andaleeb Elayan, Executive Director of Global Deaf Muslim discusses today. We learn A LOT about accessibility and inclusivity and the most important pearl of the day from Andaleeb herself, “Your deaf child can do EVERYTHING except hear.” Treat them as such.
For our podcast audience, please be mindful that the voice you hear is that of voice interpreter, Cheryl, because Andaleeb speaks ASL. If you want to see Andaleeb speak, visit our You Tube channel: Mommying While Muslim. Remember that like all our guests, Andaleeb has her own voice and speaks for herself.
We had some connectivity issues and lost Zaiba during the course of this interview, but she’s in here in spirit! Don’t forget to check our notes to sign up for low cost ASL courses hosted by GDM. Tune in at 6pm EST on Apple podcasts, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, your smart TV, or ask Alexa.