This story showed me that this was not the case, but that many deaf people have amazing vocal capabilities despite never hearing the words coming out of their mouths. And, part of it is just because the film was well made--with lots of interesting aspects that should appeal both to hearing and deaf folks. However, I was surprised that the students went to such great lengths to advocate their cause. Through all of the videos about deafness we have watched, the main point I have taken away is that deaf people feel they are different, but not less. The power was incredible; the emotion and immersion in the music of the signer were just the same as the violin players. The authors describe the early education of deaf people as the bedrock for the formation of the Deaf community. He lobbied against using sign language and felt that deaf people should only speak.
He had opened the first permanent school of deaf children in America. Watching the movie made me understand deaf culture a lot more, because after seeing all of the struggles the deaf community has gone through, it makes a lot of sense that they have come together and formed their own way of life. I never knew how much the deaf community had gone through during the course of history and how many sacrifices they have made throughout history. It is so ironic that in years past people signed low because they were embarrassed to be deaf, but now people chose signing over speaking. I guess I have always assumed that simply because people can talk, they can hear; however, this movie proved me to be wrong. If it was frustrating to me, I can only imagine how frustrating it can possibly be for a person who is hearing impaired.
Well worth your time and exceptionally well made. I always wondered to myself when people are deaf, does that mean that they cannot speak or use their voice. Those students showed me that it does not matter whether you are deaf, blind, or typical, everyone deserves the best education possible. She spoke and had a wonderful, clear speaking voice. This film brought history of deaf culture to the forefront and made me realize that deafness is so much more than only learning another language to communicate.
I think I have only met one real deaf person and he was about three and had a cochlear implant. Through my grade school years our school had special classes for students with handicaps and disabilities. The movie took the viewer on an exploration of the history of Deaf life in America. They would feel more comfortable marrying someone that understands them and the struggles they go through. Although I had no reason to be surprised the deaf students took over their school, my own ignorance subconsciously thinks that because they cant hear, they for some reason cant stick up for themselves, cant go against what hearing people have decided, or riot.
Wherever communities of deaf people exist, sign language develops. Through deaf eyes further proved that society has always been discriminatory against people who are like everyone else. After watching this video, I do think that my perception of deafness did indeed change. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! Josh was one of the first hard of hearing persons I have ever met. For example, when they started talking about how even in deaf schools, African Americans were segregated from the rest of the white people I was a little thrown off by this. Both groups have their language, culture, and pride. I was unaware of the existence of Gallaudet, let alone the incredible protest against the election of a hearing President which played a role in the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
By the points provided in this film, I think it just makes a greater point for sign language to be taught and discussed form of language in secondary and up schools, just as most every other language is. I was actually rather impressed that they managed to shut down the school for an entire week and forced the resignation of not only the new appointee but the head of the board as well; many groups would not have the patience and organization to do so. It was inspiring to really watch the way that deaf people were communicating. Parents of deaf children have to face many tough decisions on how to help their child succeed in life. This film is a balanced presentation of deaf experience. I am grateful that I am capable to make a phone call. The deaf musicians absolutely blew that statement away.
I think that all of the oppression the deaf community has faced throughout history facilitated the growth of deaf culture more than hindered it, because in the face of adversity people band together to get past it. I found it very interesting that Alexander Graham Bell did not like sign language. Young adults in my generation are all about the next best thing with technology. Students who signed in class often were forced to wear mittens with short strings attaching them to each other so that they couldn't sign. There was no stopping the advancement and the thriving of the deaf culture. Aside from the protest at Gallaudet University, there were many other things throughout the film that I found to be quite interesting. The second method of education is mainstream education.
I disagree with this notion on the premise that being deaf really hinders most deaf people from being successful in a hearing world. Submitted content, to whom it may concern of posting on this site: Deaf YouVideo provided by , , , Feed are a way for websites large and small to distribute their content as well beyond just visitors using browsers. He wanted to teach deaf people how to speak, and he did not want them to marry each other because he was scared that deafness would spread. The film presents frank conversations with deaf people who use cochlear implants and those who do not, and with parents who often struggle to make the best decisions for their deaf child. Sign language is language that uses visual hand patterns to convey a meaning without using any vocal. However, this video shows how hearing and deaf societies in fact have many things in common and co-exist in the world.