We continue our exploration of issues around access and mobility for people in the DeafBlind community with Chris Loomis. Producer, Mona Yeh and correspondent Yuko Kodama spent time at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. in Seattle to learn more. Here’s the dispatch.
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Well over 10,000 people in Washington are deaf. Our state hosts a rich variety of resources for the deaf. Today, we look at the culture contributed by, for, and of the deaf in our region. The deaf community produces plays, advocates for art tours at museums interpreted in sign language, organizes community discussions on the arts and current events …and produces, directs and acts in films by and for the deaf community and for the general public. The films in the upcoming Seattle Deaf Film Festival are subtitled for access to all.
Music + Ideas host, Sonya Green speaks with Seattle Deaf Film Festival Director about the Seattle Deaf Film Festival and Deaf Spotlight, an organization that promotes arts for the deaf community.
- Patty Liang – Executive Director of Deaf Spotlight and Director of the Seattle Deaf Film Festival
- Lindsay Klarman – American Sign Language Interpreter