Category Archives: History: United States

Kenya’s Dreams for Deaf Children of Hearing Parents

Kenya shares her hopes for deaf children of hearing parents.  She tells an interesting story related to cochlear implants and describes the expectations her father had for her that helped shape her view of the world. Originally published in 2010....

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From Oralism to SEE and Finally ASL

Alex started out in school wearing a hearing aid and most of his education was oralism.  He also experienced SEE (Signed English).  In 10th grade with a Deaf ASL instructor he learned the most.  Alex Pishek was born in Detroit and attended Michigan School for the Deaf. He has worked for the U.S. Post Office. Dr. Poulous was the one...

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Made-up Signs to ASL

Sandy discusses her education in this interview from the documentary, Silent Memoirs - Life Stories From the Deaf. Sandy went to the Tennessee School for the Deaf when she was five, where she first learned ASL.  Until then, she made up signs at home with her family. Sandy is a Deaf Nutritionist.  You find videos by her in ASL on...

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History of Labor Day

This video is from 2010.   Enjoy the long weekend!...

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