If you are interested in learning more about deaf culture, you’ll find this book to be interesting and informative.
Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Five stars. This is a very informative book about deaf culture. It does not teach sign language, although it does cite and recommend some resources. I particularly recommend the endnotes after reading the book – they provide additional intriguing and interesting information and true stories. If you are interested in deaf culture, you’ll enjoy this book!
– Memorable Quotes –
“The deaf, in other words, felt they were being treated as children… ‘…One student, for example, went to the Outreach office, they had announced there would be an opportunity to practice interviewing for jobs. The idea was to sign up for an interview and learn how to do it. So he went and put his name on a list. The next day a woman from the Outreach office called and told him she had set up a time for the interview, had found an interpreter, had set up the time, had arranged for a care to take him… and she couldn’t understand why he got so mad at her. He told her, “The reason I was doing this was so that I could learn how to call the person, and learn how to get the car, and and learn how to get the interpreter, and now you’re doing it for me. That’s not what I want here.’ That’s the mean of the issue.” p.121-122
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