The Weekly Blog
For the first time in more than 130 years, the major organisation for deaf people in Victoria, Australia, will not have the word ‘deaf’ in its title. In the first of a two-part series, MICHAEL UNIACKE takes a look at what this means. WHAT’S IN A NAME? Will Vicdeaf by any other name smell […]
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 […]
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...