A world of silence. That's often how those of us who can hear imagine deafness. But that silence contains a multitude of voices, with a shared history and language and a controversial future.
NPR's Neal Conan and guests discuss the history of the deaf community and the complex issues it currently faces.
Carol Padden and Tom Humphries, coauthors, Inside Deaf Culture. Padden and Humphries are professors of communication at the University of California, San Diego.
I. King Jordan, president, Gallaudet University