Attitudes & Biases: Deaf History Month

Apr 6, 2022

John Lee Clark, a famous DeafBlind writer and leader, once wrote: “We need disabled people.” There is no separating disabled people from history, culture, or society because we have been deeply ingrained since the beginning of time. #DeafHistoryMonth is a great time to take a closer look at the contributions of deaf people, but remember – Deaf History happens 24/7 all year long. What are some of your favorite contributions by deaf people? Let us know in the comments!

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A middle-aged woman has dark brown wavy hair and wears a red jumper. She has small dangly earrings and a white beaded necklace. She signs.


John Lee Clark, a deafblind writer and leader, has said, “We need disabled people. From the beginning of time disabled people have had widespread influence. Our fingerprints are on everything, all over the world. Our fingerprints are on everything all over the world. An attempt to eradicate disabled people is equivalent to erasing an entire culture here in the U.S.”

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A teal circle animates as Naomi’s image fades away. 2 banners appear with text: “Attitudes & Biases: Deaf History Month.”

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