New PBS Documentary Explores Rich History of America’s Deaf Community
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Today, there are still conflicting attitudes about how deafness should be treated, and how the deaf should be accommodated. The subject is complicated by the fact that there are many forms of hearing loss, some more profound than others. At the same time, the American deaf community has created its own culture, with its own language and it's own ways and traditions. Some say the deaf community is similar to an ethnic minority.
, professor of communication at the University of California, San Diego
, interpreter for Carol Padden
- Bonnie Sherwood, interpreter for Tom Humphries
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