About & Purpose

Language Priority is a Deaf-owned business and was founded by Sara Miller in 2019. Sara is a former teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing (for 13 years) and is the content creator behind the Instagram account @adventuresindeafed. She uses her platform to raise awareness about deafness, language acquisition, American Sign Language, Deaf culture and the Deaf community.

Sara started Language Priority as a side business while teaching full time and within two years, the business had grown so much that she left her teaching position to become a full-time self-employed business owner! 

Sara established this business for several reasons:

  • To combat cultural appropriation of sign language that frequently occurs by companies and individuals with no ties to the Deaf community. 
  • To raise awareness and change perceptions surrounding deafness, sign language, and the Deaf community.
  • To provide families of deaf and hard of hearing children with apparel that helps their child embrace that part of their identity. 
  • To provide families, educators, community members, etc. with advocacy apparel.
  • To boost the Deaf Ecosystem by being a Deaf woman-owned Latina business!

Born severe-profoundly deaf to a hearing family, Sara has had quite the journey towards establishing her Deaf identity. It has helped mold her into the powerful advocate that she is today. 

Language Priority - Meaning behind the name

As a Deaf adult and teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH), Sara has witnessed the devastation that happens when children who are D/HH are deprived of their basic human right: LANGUAGE.

The purpose of this shop is to help raise awareness to the fact that full access to language must be the priority for our D/HH children. We must work together to change the narrative when it comes to the perceptions surrounding deafness, language acquisition, American Sign Language, and the Deaf Community. 


Contact Information for Sara

Please send any and all business inquiries to: languagepriority@gmail.com

Social Media**Please do not send inquiries through direct messages on IG/FB. The best way to contact me for business inquiries is through my email listed above - Thank you!

IG: @adventuresindeafed (Deaf awareness account) 

IG: @languagepriority (Apparel business account)

FB: Language Priority (Apparel business account)

Split image of Sara, as a young child, standing in front of a bulletin board wearing a phonic ear vest and of Sara, as an adult, showing the “I Love You” sign.

(Image description: A square image split into two sections showcasing Sara as a child at school wearing a phonic ear vest on the left and her as an adult wearing a Language Priority YOU MATTER tee on the right.)