US: Deaf-Bilingual-Rally

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Mon Jun 9 18:32:49 UTC 2008

Forwarded From: edling at

The Earth Times


Deaf advocates from all over the U.S. and Canada will be attending the
first annual Deaf Bilingual Coalition Education Conference. Genuine
experts in the field of linguistics and Deaf education, themselves
Deaf, will present on the topic of why natural sign language has
always been 100 percent accessible and provides for natural first
language acquisition in a barrier-free way. The experts will also
explain why morality demands that Deaf babies should not be denied
American Sign Language -- regardless of whether or not hearing devices
are used with the child, and regardless of whether or not speech and
listening training is provided. They will also explain why the
bilingual approach (ASL and English) is the most practical, effective
and humane way to raise a Deaf child.

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