"When Thomas Tranchin was one year old, his parents discovered he was profoundly deaf. His father, a filmmaker, produced this program (in video diary format), which originally aired on PBS.
The program tells of a family's journey through a maze of emotional, educational, political and social factors as they face life-changing decisions. Includes interviews with family members, audiologists, and others. The "speech versus sign language" conflict is documented in detail.
Oral, manual, and cued speech approaches are outlined and supplemented with viewpoints from a variety of sources as Tommy's parents struggle to find the best way for their child in this rare glimpse into the difficult choices faced by hearing parents of deaf children."
Chuck Baird (February 22, 1947 – February 10, 2012) was an American deaf artist who was one of the more notable founders of the De'VIA art movement, an aesthtic of Deaf Culture in which visual art conveys a deaf worldview. His career spanned over 35 years and included painting, sculpture, acting, storytelling, and teaching. Some pictures by him:
"To raise awareness for Portuguese sign language we created a print campaign that mixed everyday gestures with the way they are interpreted by deaf people. The goal was to show how easy and familiar sign language can be."