The Weekly Blog
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 […]
It’s critical for deaf people to see faces in order to communicate. So what do they do when hearing people start to cover their faces? According to MICHAEL UNIACKE, it’s about common sense. IT WAS A MOMENT from 12 years ago I still remember well. My family had sat down to a breakfast in […]
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...