Title

DEAF-BLINDNESS: AN EMERGING CULTURE?

Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

1989

Abstract

This paper traces the emergence of deaf-blind people through education, employment and social union into a modern community and culture. It takes note of individual accomplishments as well as the achievements of organizations for the deaf-blind. The article notes several characteristics unique to the deaf-blind culture: touch, group communication, dependence on interpreters, social mores imposed by deaf-blindness, games, class barriers, reduced general knowledge, economics, and language. The Deaf Way. Paper presented by Roderick Macdonald, president American Association of the Deaf-Blind, July 11, 1989

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