Monday, April 8, 2013

'Tribes' star talks Deaf Culture

Actor Russell Harvard about how deaf and hard-of-hearing children are raised, the importance of American Sign Language, lip-reading and new technology such as cochlear implants, and fear of losing deaf community culture. He says:
The funny thing is my mom decided to send me to an oral school. But I was not happy there. I remember crying and not wanting to go. They wouldn't let you sign at all, and you would have to speak all the time. It didn't feel right. My mom took me to a deaf school [that used ASL], and I was happy.
Read the full story here.