Read more about how the movement of Deaf President Now, thirty years ago, transformed a university and helped catalyze the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Linda Lugo is a teacher at Faye Webb Elementary School. She is also deaf. It was at the school where she saw a need for Spanish speakers to learn sign language. So she took action and created a class for Spanish speakers, with relatives that are deaf, to learn the language.
"My students, when class is over, the next day they say 'my parents can sign this,'" Lugo signed. "(It's great) to see their faces glow and light up, their interpreters say the children are happier and their communication is improving."
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"Many people dream of one day owning their own business -- a dream that's easier for some to live out than others. But as our Stef Manisero shows us, overcoming those hurdles can be awfully sweet" for entrepreneurs who are deaf. See the full story at Spectrum news.
The American Civil War played a pivotal role in bringing the nation's deaf population out of society's shadows, asserts a forthcoming book by a former NTID professor.
Harry G. Lang has spent a good part of his professional life chronicling the contributions and history of deaf people — shedding light on a segment of the population that Lang has described as often "invisible" to the general public.
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