In one of the most amazing examples of inclusion in American history, an
abled majority learned to sign to accommodate a deaf minority. From the
1600s to the 1950s when it died out, Martha's Vineyard sign language was
a second language that everyone in town used in everyday situations. It
was also a precursor to American Sign Language (ASL)
What were the factors that led to this utopia? How did signing become an integral part of life, something that everyone knew as a life skill, like fishing or planting crops?
Hosted by Claudio Luis Vera from IxDA Miami