The Weekly Blog
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard would be a most interesting man with whom to sit down for a good chat over a cup of tea. But he is a very poor choice as patron of the Deafness Forum. MICHAEL UNIACKE comments. DEAFNESS IS DIVERSE, complex, subtle and paradoxical. Those who become patrons of a […]
Is there a case to redefine disability to include the capacity to disclose? This may be a better way to acknowledge the massive gulf between those for whom disability is obvious, and those for whom disability is subtle, obscure and hidden. As an example, deafness reveals such a gulf. DEAFNESS IS THE JOKER in the […]
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...