Title

A look at deaf culture through the eyes of Hilary Whitmore, a self-confident and

Authors

Lauren McSherry

Source

Salt

Date

1-2004

Volume Number

Number 57/58

Pages

122-135

Abstract

A look at deaf culture through the eyes of Hilary Whitmore, a self-confident and artistic student at the Gov. Baxter School for the deaf in Falmouth. She is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and takes an art class at Portland Arts and Technology High School with the help of an interpreter. She rarely uses her voice. Historically, deaf students were forced to learn speech and were prohibited from signing, and consequently, speaking in deaf culture has come to be associated with oppression and disadvantaged communication. Hilary would like to teach art to deaf students and describes the particular difficulties that come with living in a hearing world.

Subjects

Deaf, Whitmore, Hilary

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