In 2004, Dr. Paddy Ladd presented at NTID/RIT in Rochester, NY on his new book entitled: “Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood” See part I of Dr. Ladd’s presentation
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Jmn4pt81B4k" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]PART II – focuses on examining Deaf discourse in the context of France before the spread of oralism – see 7 tenets from p. 111
Internationalism / Universalism of Sign Languages / Commonalities / Deaf Collectivism
Note: Deaf Frenchman who set up the Deaf-mute banquets in Paris, France – Ferdinand Berthier – this chap is worthy of a google and a full book about him – a marvelous ancestor to study, honor, and value
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/E8yxNqPPpNs" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]Part III (labeled at beginning of video Part IV by mistake) – Looking Forward as we Discover Our Past – Role of Deaf Studies in Advancing Deafhood and vice versa
Discussion of book jacket cover by Alexander Martianov
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 synch 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.
As always – big thanks to Dr. Ladd for allowing these excerpts to go up – sorry it has taken me so long to get around to it