Hearing Impairment

“I have no use for sound, God made me deaf”

Beyond Silence is a short documentary made by Vidya Utlatay on the deaf community in India. Vidya writes on her website that the “film is a celebration of deafness”. Several of the people in the film say they are pretty … Continue reading

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Making Mistakes: Talking about Access in an Inaccessible Way

I was speaking English… I was giving a session on disability in Indonesia. A translator was turning this into Bahasa. There’s plenty of space for confusion in that alone. But a further translation was also being doine, by another interpreter, … Continue reading

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Deaf in Modern India: finding meaning and money

If you’re a young deaf person in urban India, where do you learn? There’s a good chance it isn’t from school. Many deaf people told me that they passed their Secondary School Leaving Certificates without actually learning (and that they … Continue reading

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