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The decision that sparked Deaf President Now
The “Chip Bill”, Closed Captioning, and what they did for the Deaf community
The Americans with Disabilities Act
Options in Education for the “least restrictive environment”
Invention of the cochlear implant fans flames of debate on both sides
Interpreting: Working our way through sporadic access to interpreting as a profession
How TTYs made telephones accessible to the Deaf
Desegregated Schools: Deaf students of color make the best of their new surroundings
Communications access: A boom in access for the hearing impaired
American Sign Language, a language recognized
National Deaf Life Museum
History Through Deaf Eyes
Awareness, Access and Change
The civil rights movement of the 1960s inspired many minority groups to press for greater self-determination and economic opportunity. Marches, sit-ins, and protests became tools for change and increased awareness.
As many Americans came to accept greater cultural diversity, deaf people began to explore more openly their cultural-linguistic identity and assert their right to access information. Interpreting services, captioning and telephone access were among the accommodations stressed.
New technologies, in medicine as well as communications, have changed the experience of being deaf and the ways deaf individuals communicate with each other and people everywhere.
The “Chip Bill”, Closed Captioning, and what they did for the Dea...
Interpreting: Working our way through sporadic access to interpreting as a pr...
Desegregated Schools: Deaf students of color make the best of their new surro...
Formation of a Community
Language and Identity
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