Sunday, June 29, 2008

Protests at Convention

Hundreds of protesters descended on the convention of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing taking place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this weekend. The Deaf Bilingual Coalition brought together people from around the country to demonstrate against what it claims is a bias by the Bell Association against sign language. A spokesman says Bell is not against sign language and supports choice for parents- whether that be technology like cochlear implants or traditional sign language.

1 comment:

MB said...

I attended the AG Bell convention as a parent. There were plenty of attendees signing, and plenty of kids using sign too. There was also plenty of mention of "manual communication" and that it is appropriate for many children and that it is up to the parents to decide.