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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Deaf Rights Movement History with the Disability Rights Movement

The 'Deaf Rights Movement' encompasses a series of social movements within the disability rights and cultural diversity movements that encourages deaf and hard of hearing people and society to adopt a position of respect for Deaf people, accepting deafness as a cultural identity and a variation in functioning rather than a communication disorder to be cured. (wikipedia - Deaf rights movement )

"Through Deaf Eyes" is a two-hour HDTV documentary for PBS exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America. The film presents the shared experiences of American history family life, education, work, and community connections from the perspective of Deaf citizens.

Interwoven throughout the film are six short documentaries produced by Deaf media artists and filmmakers. Poignant, sometimes humorous, these commissioned stories bring a personalized sense of Deaf life in America to the film. Through first person accounts and the film as a whole, THROUGH DEAF EYES tells the story of conflicts, prejudice and affirmation that ultimately reaches the heart of what it means to be human.

THROUGH DEAF EYES has a dedicated PBS website, with more resources to explore:

YouTube Published by ASL IVC (I do not own the rights to this video.)

Sign languages are an important part of Deaf culture.

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is another great resource. The NAD is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the United States of America. https://www.nad.org/

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