In 2004, Dr. Paddy Ladd presented at NTID/RIT in Rochester, NY on his new book entitled: “Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood”
There has been alot of discussion on what Deafhood is and is not. Perhaps seeing what Paddy had to say on the subject will be helpful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EExpDalJJDY
Part I video clip covers Dr. Ladd’s tradition of opening his presentation honoring an important Deaf person (or people) and covers the need for a new framework when examining Deaf people as an collective entity, post-colonialism theories and frameworks, and the coining of the new term Deafhood.
Apologies – we dont have footage of the Power Point that Dr. Ladd was referring to so i have added subtitles here and there where the missing text is important to understand what he is explaining.
the clips r short – too short to piece together with effective transitions so my apologies if its a bit jarring to watch.
The video has voice interpretation but i am sure that the voicing was not in sync with the timing of Dr. Ladd’s signing so im sure i have sliced off some of the lagged voicing when i cut the video.
for more recent footage of Dr. Ladd presenting using British Sign Language go to: http://www.youtube.com and key in paddy ladd -it will show 6 clips from the Madrid – WFD presention and also one where Barb DiGi is discussing the parallels between Nationalism and Deafhood