confrontEncountering Deaf culture as Audist culture does, through Davis' deafened moment, there is no way of understanding how close or how far the institution has to move before it can accommodate deaf students both lawfully and ethically with the communicative services they require. However, it is clear that the University as an institution is not prepared to provide these reasonable and lawful accommodations and it is clear that deaf students will have to continue in their battle for what is rightfully and lawfully theirs. John and his peers, deaf students all, will be besieged on campus as long as their demands go, literally, unheard. Confronting the deafened moment means much more than assigning someone fluent in sign to each deaf student. The demands are much more strenuous and go to the structure of the University itself.
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