A Deaf Adult Speaks Out by Leo Jacobs

By Leo Jacobs

Leo Jacobs has written a distinct and private account of what it's wish to be deaf in a listening to global. He speaks out on such matters as mainstreaming and its influence on deaf teenagers and the Deaf group, overall communique as opposed to oralism, employment possibilities for deaf adults, and public coverage towards deaf people.

This re-creation contains an replace of companies through and for deaf humans, and an improved bankruptcy on laws and social concerns that experience had an impression at the Deaf group within the final ten years.

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In those days we never dreamed of demanding interpreting help with our classes. We had to be satisfied with gazing on the professor's countenance and trying to get along with the help of notes written by hearing classmates. Naturally, our chief source of information was the class texts and other reading assignments. An incident that occurred during those days may interest you. Occasionally we would be fortunate enough to have a hearing colleague from our school taking the same course. In that case, we would rely upon his generous nature to receive interpreting help in that class.

Using today's parlance, Jacobs is eminently qualified to know from whence it came, to put it all together, and to say it like it is. GILBERT L. D. SUPERINTENDENT, NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF Page 1 1 Introduction In order for people unacquainted with deafness* and its problems to know and understand deaf people, they should first become familiar with certain factors that contribute to the personal development of deaf adults. These include environment, etiology of hearing loss, education, and training.

I remember enjoying conversations with the old man, and going to his funeral when I was 11. Another person of renown who was also a friend of my parents was Douglas Tilden, also a graduate of the Berkeley school who later gained fame as a sculptor whose works still grace prominent locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Donohue Mechanics Statue at Bush and Market Streets. The Berkeley campus of the University of California has Tilden's Football Player Statue, and the school for the deaf campus has a magnificent statue, named the Bear Hunt.

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