Archive for the ‘History | Heritage’ Category
International Deaf Stamps
The Fookum and Bug blog has a colorful, well-illustrated entry on deaf-related stamps from around the world. Other people have written about deafness in stamps before, but what makes this particularly interesting is the examples of deaf stamps internationally.
Alexander Graham Bell (Sierra Leone, 2002)
Related About.com article: Gallaudet Stamp
Man faces 22 sex offence charges
A 60-year-old man has appeared in court on 22 charges of sexual offences allegedly committed across Scotland between 1968 and 1983.
Colin MacDonald, from the Wakefield area, has been accused of abusing children in the deaf community in the Highlands and Islands and in Glasgow.
Mr MacDonald made no plea or declaration when he appeared at Fort William Sheriff Court.
He was committed for further examination and released on bail.
Through Deaf Eyes
Emmy-winning actress Stockard Channing narrates this documentary that chronicles the history of deaf culture in America from the 19th century to the present day. Interviews with actress Marlee Matlin, community leaders and other deaf Americans provide an up-front and diverse perspective of this segment of society. Short films created by deaf artists are interspersed throughout the in-depth program.