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A Scroll through Deaf History
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Deaf history focuses, in large part, on a centuries-long struggle over ways to overcome a heritage of discrimination by the hearing world and to provide better opportunities for the hearing-impaired. Language lies at the center of this debate. While some endorse sign language as the natural method of communication and education for the deaf, others believe that deaf people should learn spoken and written language so they can be mainstreamed with the rest of society. With the appearance of such recent technological innovations as the cochlear implant, questions of community, language, integration and identity continue to rage.
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ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL WITH HELEN KELLER
AND ANNIE SULLIVAN

IMAGE CREDIT: A.G. BELL ASSOCIATION
FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
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