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Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Brian H. Greenwald, PhDDirector of Schuchman Center& Professor of
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Many American cities have large interconnected Deaf communities. The New York City Deaf
community is perhaps one of the largest. While cultural neighborhoods are distinct, and deaf individuals
participate in a variety of organizations, the underlying story is one of seeking linguistic connection.
A critical mass of Deaf people creates opportunities for camaraderie, shared information, and ease of
access to language.
Minimal documentation has been conducted on urban deaf life in the mid-20th century. Comparison and
contrast with hearing communities is part of this humanities research that examines
the way groups wrestle with linguistic, educational and employment challenges while building and
maintaining cultural connections.
The Deaf NYC project has been made possible in part by a major
grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and ZVRS.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in
this Deaf NYC project: ZH-252962 do not necessarily represent those of the
National Endowment for the Humanities. About the National Endowment for
the Humanities: Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the
National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history,
literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected,
peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the
National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.
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