ASL sign for LIPREAD


Meaning: (of a deaf person) understand speech from observing a speaker's lip movements.

Quotes

"By the way, learning to read lips is grossly offensive. It's like asking an amputee to wiggle their toes." -- Joshua McKenzie (a comment on some blog)

Comeback / Resistance to "the Center vs the Margin/Other"

Hearing: "Can you lipread?"
Deaf: "No, can you handread?"
Hearing (nervously chuckling): No.