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American Sign Language #109505

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 31, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Upper Marlboro, MD: Karen Stone) Incr. frequency of hearing people learning American Sign Language (ASL) examined; scenes from "Children of a Lesser God" shown courtesy Paramount Pictures. [Auditory program supervisor Sheila DOCTORS - cites need and demand.] [Instructor Susan GERSHOWITZ - praises new desire to communicate with hearing impaired.] [Students Marci ROSE, Chris NEWPHER - want deaf peers to have as much access to communication as do they.] Gallaudet Univ. reported publishing new books of sign for the hearing as result of demand; use of ASL to teach hearing students to read explained. [Teacher Margaret PHILLIPS - notes students'reactions. [Students Jillian KINIKIN, Ian HARVEY - enjoy ASL.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Stone, Karen

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