ERIC Number: ED331222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Political Activism and the Deaf Adults.
Bateman, Gerald C., Jr.
The paper reports on interviews with three profoundly deaf, college educated young men who are moderately to very politically active in the deaf community. Responses are grouped into the following categories: political issues; barriers to political participation; and personal perspectives on the attitudes of deaf people. Among issues and needs of the deaf community raised in the interviews are the following: accessibility to political functions by providing more interpreters; enforcement of federal legislation; provision of captions for local news; lack of understanding by deaf adults of the political system; decreasing the isolation of deaf people; repair of divisions within the deaf community; and more deaf teachers to serve as role models. The interviews raised a number of questions and recommendations for further study. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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