Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 9 OF 9
|Main Title||Through deaf eyes /|
|Publisher||WETA-TV ; Distributed by PBS Home Video,|
|Subjects||Deafness ; Deafness in children ; Deaf--Education--United States ; Deaf--United States--Social conditions ; Deaf--Means of communication--United States ; Deaf--United States--History ; Sign language ; Sign language--History ; American Sign Language--History ; Hearing impaired ; Hearing aids ; Cochlear implants ; Deaf--Civil rights--Washington (DC) ; Correction of Hearing Impairment ; Deaf--Social conditions ; Presidents ; Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired|
|Additional Subjects||Gallaudet University--Strike, 1988 ; Gallaudet University--Presidents|
|Collation||1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.|
Inspired by the "History Through Deaf Eyes" exhibition [developed by Gallaudet University in 2001] created by Jack R. Gannon [curator].
Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences.