An online exhibit from Gallaudet recounts the stories of deaf printers

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

In the early twentieth century, print media was king – and deaf printers were not uncommon, working alongside those hearing while working on the newspapers. The workplaces would adapt around the deaf workers, teaching other employees unique sign language to help communication in the workplace. While their role may be gone, their work is not forgotten. Gallaudet University recently unveiled an exhibit memorializing the many deaf printers of the past.

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