Author Susan Schaller will speak about Deaf Culture and the value of language on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wright State University Student Union Atrium. She is author of A Man Without Words and the forthcoming book, Lives Without Words.
Schaller founded and directed a non-profit organization that produced the educational program and award-winning video, Vital-Signs. Through her writing and public speaking, she promotes equal access to language for Deaf people, and introduces hearing people to an astounding culture based on vision. Schaller’s observations of people living outside of a shared language have inspired her and help answer “What does it mean to be human?”
Her talk at Wright State will address deaf and language rights; how and why people grow up without language in our society; “Ianguageless” people and the importance of signing.
The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by WSU’s Office of Disability Services and the College of Education and Human Services. For more information, contact ODS (937-775-5608; firstname.lastname@example.org).