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FINAL PROJECT PART III: DEAF ACCESSIBILITY 1Deaf accessibilityNovakovic, Lindsey (#B02005390)2019FA1-HUSV-2035-03: Introduction to Human ServicesSUNY Empire State College
DEAF ACCESSIBILITY 2Deaf accessibility (Final project: Part III)Weekly Log 2: Cochlear implants (continued)Hear and Nowis a 2007 documentary film by Irene Taylor Brodsky. Irene’s parents, Sally and Paul Taylor, were born deaf. Her film explores the experiences of her parents throughout their lives, and intimately documents Sally and Paul’s complicated journey of hearing sound for the first time (Brodsky, 2007).The oral method. Sally and Paul were sent on a train in the 1940s to a school in St. Louis, Missouri, to learn the oral method. Though Sally and Paul are Deaf and use sign language, they mostly speak and lip read with their family in the documentary (Brodsky, 2007).In the early 1900s up until about the 1960s, the use of signed languages in teaching Deaf children was heavily frowned upon. A technique called the oral method was the preferred way to teach Deaf children to communicate. In this technique, the child would learn to lip read while learning to mouth the same relative sounds as the teacher. First, the child would hold their hand to the teacher’s cheek to feel the vibrations of sound when the teacher spoke as they watched the teacher’s lips move. Then the child would put their hand to their own cheek as they tried to imitate the same lip movement and try various sounds to mimic the same vibrations the child felt from the teacher’s cheek. As the child progressed in learning speech, the teacher would cover their mouth and see if the child could

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