Hotel Morgenland is an integration company

Hotel Morgenland is managed as an integration company in the sense of SGB IX and also employs people with disabilities.

With your stay you support the diaconal-social-educational work of the EJF Service und Fürsorge gGmbH, a subsidiary of the EJF e.V. and the EJF gemeinnützige AG.

In addition to legal and economic independence, as well as participation in economic life, the integration and employment of severely disabled employees in the general labor market takes place.

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Things to know about sign language and life as a person without hearing

No. Each country has its own national sign language.

Yes. Just as in spoken language, there are several dialects in most countries. Therefore, some vocabulary is signed differently in Northern Germany than in Southern Germany, for example.

The finger alphabet is used for spelling abbreviations, unknown terms, people, brands and place names.

Sure. Due to the strong visual orientation, they perceive many situations even faster than a hearing person. Deaf people can usually do everything except hear. In other words: driving a car, motorcycle or bicycle, raising children, studying, having a profession… There are hearing impaired and deaf educators, doctors, journalists, designers, professors, lawyers, dance teachers, engineers….

Not all. In addition: Even under good conditions, one can generally only “read” a maximum of 30% of the German language from the lips. The rest must be combined, i.e. the person puts together the meaning of what is said from individual understood words and the context. That is why it is better to speak of lip reticle instead of lip reading.

Josephine Jörke, sign language interpreter
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“Rules of communication” that make talking to a deaf person easier

  • Pay attention to the lighting conditions. The deaf person should not be blinded and your face should not be in the shade.

  • Create eye contact. Direct viewing is absolutely necessary.

  • Speak slowly and clearly

  • Express yourself in clear sentences. Avoid nested sentences.

  • Announce the topic of the conversation and any change of topic.

  • If you use foreign words or technical terms, explain the meaning.

  • Announce when you are asking a question.

  • Start questions with unique “W” question words. “who”, “where”, “how”, “why” … are good to understand.

  • Do not talk and point at the same time! A deaf person cannot look at the mouth image and at something else at the same time.

  • Write down important or difficult information.

  • Please remain patient even if you have to repeat something once.