The Weekly Blog
A tale of a dying man, troublesome boots and many a duck dive convince MICHAEL UNIACKE that lipreading just might be more farce than art LATE ONE AFTERNOON when I worked at the Adult Deaf Society of Victoria in the 1980s, I was with Pat and Marianne in reception, when they received a strange […]
Should deaf and disabled actors be the only ones eligible to play roles that feature disability? It might seem they have a compelling case, but according to MICHAEL UNIACKE, that isn’t the best question to ask. THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION of deaf and disabled actors playing disabled characters sounds obvious – of course they […]
What people are saying…
“Uniacke wants to get across basic facts about the history of Deaf culture — including the very fact that there is a long standing history."
Mike Northen – Wordgathering
“The book does contain beautiful evocations of what it’s like not to hear fully and not fit in as a result. "
Raymond Luczak – Wordgathering
Did Henry Lawson create idyllic scenes of yarns around campfires because he was deaf and could not take part in them? IF HENRY Lawson was alive today, what would he say at a press conference? For … Read On...