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flashBACK: Oral Method in Deaf Institutes (Post-Milan 1880)
Posted by: Staff Writer on March 25, 2013 | Comments
The use of Manual sign and Oralism has been in a life-long battle since the beginning of education for the Deaf. A speaker in the documentary, “Through Deaf Eyes” describes the period of Oralism in Deaf history as the ‘Dark Ages’- an era we might recall when Deaf students were forced to speak and also punished for using their natural language, American Sign Language.Read More
What is Paddy Ladd’s “Deafhood” and Have We Found It Yet?
Posted by: Staff Writer on Nov. 12, 2012 | Comments
It has its own Wikipedia entry. It has a custom sign (“DEAF” + “BELLY”). It literally gets on some peoples’ skin, in the form of tattoos and printed sweatshirts, and under the skin as our consciousness. “Deafhood” is everywhere. But on September 24, we – an audience of 200+ - got the inside scoop straight from the hands of the British guy who invented the term.Read More
Dan Savage's "Miracle!": Insult or Ode to The Deaf-Blind?
Posted by: Staff Writer on Aug. 27, 2012 | Comments
If Dan Savage were Dr. Jekyll, then his latest theatrical potion turned Helen Keller into a glittery Dr. Hyde: A shock-collared Deaf-Blind pet of drag queens. But he hasn’t cooked up a monster, he’s cooked up a re-examination of the story we all know and love.Read More