battle?I remember sitting in the audience for a presentation given to a mostly deaf audience by a deaf rhetor. Ending a week of education and activism by the community center which served the deaf, the presenter delivered a lecture regarding the history of Deaf activism. In his delivery, the lecturer addressed his audience as fellow soldiers in a battle, as ones who understood the situation. This camaraderie is evident in John's response to the exit exam included above, but it also points to the besieged feeling of living a deaf life in a hearing world. For better or worse (I assert for the better, but I will permit the possibility of descent) we now live under a law which necessitates accommodation of deaf and hearing impaired students. While institutions are beginning to understand the demands of deaf students, I wonder what demands are being made of me in an idiom I cannot yet comprehend.
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