Deaf And Dumb Association

  • (often in names) A group of people organized for a joint purpose
  • the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
  • a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
  • A plant community defined by a characteristic group of dominant plant species
  • A connection or cooperative link between people or organizations
  • the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"
  • Unwilling or unable to hear or pay attention to something
  • deafen: make or render deaf; "a deafening noise"
  • lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
  • people who have severe hearing impairments; "many of the deaf use sign language"
  • Lacking the power of hearing or having impaired hearing
  • dense: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he
  • speechless: temporarily incapable of speaking; "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock"
  • (of a person) Unable to speak, most typically because of congenital deafness
  • Temporarily unable or unwilling to speak
  • lacking the power of human speech; "dumb animals"
  • (of animals) Unable to speak as a natural state and thus regarded as helpless or deserving pity
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The Smart Princess and Other Deaf Tales
The Smart Princess and Other Deaf Tales
A unique and much-needed collection, The Smart Princess takes readers inside the fantasies, dreams and disappointments of young people who are deaf. This book is written and illustrated by winners of the Ladder Awards, organized by the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf. In one tale a princess runs away when her intolerant aunt forbids her to sign. Another story looks at the experience of being a deaf child at a hearing school. Two strangers, one giant and one tiny, become friends despite their difficulties in seeing each other. In another, a spaceship lands on a planet of the Deaf, forcing hearing astronauts to reconsider their ways. And in a poetic adventure, an imaginary tiger wreaks havoc. (20080101)

Wilton House, College Square North, Belfast
Wilton House, College Square North, Belfast
Maginn was born in Mallow, County Cork on 21 April 1861. His father was a Church of Ireland vicar. At 5 Maginn became deaf due to scarlet fever and his father sent him to the famous Royal London Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb on Old Kent Road, where he excelled. At age 17 he was offered a junior teachership in the Royal London Asylum's Margate Branch where he remained for five years. He went to the National Deaf Mutes College at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.. America had a profound effect on Maginn, who felt he now had the ability to achieve a higher level of attainment. As a result of his three years at Gallaudet Maginn felt that the British approach to deafness was one of injustice and that his life's work would be to enhance the quality of life of the deaf in the United Kingdom. Maginn returned to the Ireland in 1882, and became president of the first British association to further the cause of the deaf and dumb. While it recruited 239 members, it failed in 1889. A Royal Commission on the Blind and Deaf & Dumb (1887-1889) proposed to standardise the education of 'handicapped' people. The legislation supported the use of the 'pure oral method' of education and discouraged deaf people from marrying for fear of producing a 'deaf race'. Rev. William B. Sleight, the chair of the British Deaf & Dumb Association sat on the commission and signed it in 1889 with reservations. In January 1890, a national conference for the deaf was held in St Saviour's Church for the deaf in London. Here, Maginn presented his views for improving the deaf education system in Britain. He proposed forming a National Association for the Deaf, and said that the American "Combined Methods" education system, which incorporated fingerspelling, signed English, lipreading and Manualism approaches that facilitated oral communication in the deaf such as Total Communication combined with sign language, works and should be brought to the UK. The conference agreed that there should a representative association for the deaf community in the British Empire. It was named the "British Deaf And Dumb Association." Although Maginn argued against it the steering group agreed to allow hearing members who took an active interest in the welfare of the deaf, provided they were proposed by five deaf people. Maginn hotly disagreed with this decision, objecting to the idea of the "benevolent paternalism" of the hearing friends of the deaf. The Association championed for the use of sign language in deaf schools rather than just Pure Oral Systems. The Association was formed in Leeds with William Sleight, a hearing man, being elected Chairman. Maginn was given the role of regional vice-president; an honorary position with no real powers, which was a blow to his confidence. Maginn gradually withdrew from the Association and concentrated his energy on Ulster Institute for the Deaf. Despite his failure to challenge the attitudes among deaf missionaries in the UK and Ireland, he gave up went back to Belfast to focus on his work as the Superintendent at the Ulster Institute for the Deaf where he was much appreciated by Ulster's deaf community. He died in Belfast in 1918.
1920 The International Congress of The British Deaf and Dumb Association
1920 The International Congress of The British Deaf and Dumb Association
1920 The International Congress of The British Deaf and Dumb Association. Invite Card
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deaf and dumb association
Inside Deaf Culture
In this absorbing story of the changing life of a community, the authors of Deaf in America reveal historical events and forces that have shaped the ways that Deaf people define themselves today. Inside Deaf Culture relates Deaf people's search for a voice of their own, and their proud self-discovery and self-description as a flourishing culture.
Padden and Humphries show how the nineteenth-century schools for the deaf, with their denigration of sign language and their insistence on oralist teaching, shaped the lives of Deaf people for generations to come. They describe how Deaf culture and art thrived in mid-twentieth century Deaf clubs and Deaf theatre, and profile controversial contemporary technologies.
Most triumphant is the story of the survival of the rich and complex language American Sign Language, long misunderstood but finally recently recognized by a hearing world that could not conceive of language in a form other than speech. In a moving conclusion, the authors describe their own very different pathways into the Deaf community, and reveal the confidence and anxiety of the people of this tenuous community as it faces the future.
Inside Deaf Culture celebrates the experience of a minority culture--its common past, present debates, and promise for the future. From these pages emerge clear and bold voices, speaking out from inside this once silenced community.