Graduate project

The deaf-blind in higher education

With this project I propose to show that there are a surprising number of highly intelligent, determined deaf blind men and women who have been achieving and who will continue to achieve. I hope to show how they did it, and how others, with proper assistance and understanding, might be expected to do so also. I contend that the deafblind represent a whole cross-section of humanity, that while many -- even most -- deaf- blind people may be of low potential, many have exceptional abilities. Certainly there are more high-caliber deaf blind people than is generally known. I have met many of these people, talked with them at length, corresponded with them. This project is an attempt to let the deaf-blind speak out, to speak for themselves.