Deaf History


NTID History
Explore the major milestones in the history of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID).

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Deaf People & WWII
Video, testimonies, articles, scripts, artwork, books and links to other related sites that examine the lives of Deaf North Americans, Deaf Europeans, and Deaf Asians before, during, and after the war.

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Deaf: Cultures and Communication, 1600 to the Present
This online exhibit features info about the beginnings of the American School for the Deaf (ASD) in the 19th century, key leaders, the communication divide, the Deaf President Now (DPN) movement, sign languages, medical cultural view, hearing technological developments, and superheroes.

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The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL
The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure" is a series of nine videos that works alongside the book by Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, and Joseph Hill in collaboration with Roxanne Dummett, Pamela Baldwin, and Randall Hogue to present "the first sociohistorical and linguistic study of this language variety."

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Yearbooks from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
View full-text scans of issues of White Columns from the 1960s to 1980s. Part of the LVA Yearbook Project. 

Explore the Yearbooks