Deaf History - Loudoun County Public Schools

Deaf History - Loudoun County Public Schools

From the Milan Aftermath towards the present. After the 1880 Milan Convention, the use of sign language declined for the next 10 years. Many Deaf people kept the language alive by meeting each other during the social events to sign with each other, or joined NAD in their

fight to save sign language. Although Oralism won the battleit didnt win the war.

Hearing professor at Gallaudet University Knows no ASL (or sign language), but learned some. Responsible for naming American Sign Language as an official language after researching the language.

Linguistic Research 1970 The Deaf person who created the first-ever telephone for the Deaf It would eventually be surpassed by the

creation of the TDD (Telecommunication s Device for the Deaf) by Paul Taylor. Passed in 1973. Banned discrimination against all disabled people who seek equal access to resources that receives federal funding. This opened many opportunities for the Deaf

Passed in 1990 Gives people with disabilities equal access to communication and education. Banned discrimination when it comes to employment. HUGE positive impact on the Deaf history. Closed Caption decoders are required to be put on TVs that are larger than 13.

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