The Weekly Blog
The late Ben Souter stood at the intersection of the Deaf community and Auslan interpreters I knew Ben, not well, but well enough. I would sometimes encounter him on the train between Melbourne and Castlemaine. He had a place out in Drummond, near Kyneton in central Victoria. His eyes would light up when he saw […]
The online insults anonymous keyboard warriors hurl at Deaf people are not really about deafness. If you are reading this now, hands up if you think there is nothing particularly wrong with being Deaf. Or if you think a lack of interest in a cure for deafness is perfectly reasonable. Or if you think attitudes […]
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...