Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Project
Take a look back to commemorate our past and to understand how we came to be at the forefront of the struggle for total equality under the law for deaf and hard of hearing Americans. By celebrating our achievements and recognizing our obstacles, we may confidently invest in our future.
The ASL Biography of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, the Founder of American School for the Deaf and the father of Edward M
One morning last week, my husband and I hiked down to Great Rock Bight, our favorite beach on Martha’s Vineyard, before anyone else. When I first saw it years ago, I named it the Planet of the Apes beach after the huge rock that juts up a few hundred yards from shore, like Charlton Heston’s view of the remnants of the statue of liberty at the end of that film.
Have you ever traveled to a country where you didn’t know the language? Did you try to order a meal? Go the grocery store? Communicate with airport security or a doctor? And in these situations was it easier or harder to communicate? Did it take more effort or a lot more time?