Name a famous deaf person.
Deafness doesn't mean the end of achieving great things! Many people have become famous despite their deafness. Helen Keller was one of the earliest famous deaf people. She was deaf and blind, but still succeeded in college and wrote several books. The actor Marlee Matlin is the only deaf person to ever win an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Famous Deaf People
Deaf Culture: A culture made up of people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and their use of sign language, art, literature, and other forms of communication to share experiences and express their collective identity. American Sign Language (ASL): A language used primarily by those who are deaf and hard of hearing in the United States, Canada, and parts of Mexico. It is a visual language made up of hand shapes, body movements, and facial expressions. Deaf History: The history of the deaf community, its culture, and its accomplishments. Famous deaf people throughout history have played an important role in shaping the deaf community and its culture.
Helen Keller, a famous deaf person, was the first deaf-blind person to earn a college degree. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, was deaf in one ear. The world's first permanent deaf theatre was founded in Paris in 1760.
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Question: Name three famous deaf people and explain why they are famous. Clues: • One of the famous deaf people is a Nobel Peace Prize winner. • One of the famous deaf people starred in a popular movie. • One of the famous deaf people is a renowned author. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs to research and draw the three famous deaf people. B. Create a story to explain why each of the famous deaf people are famous.
Who is the famous deaf actress who won an Academy Award for her role in 'Children of a Lesser God'?
- Helen Keller
- Linda Bove
- Marlee Matlin
Which famous deaf scientist developed the modern concept of electromagnetic field?
- Alexander Graham Bell
- Michael Faraday
- Thomas Edison
Who was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree?
- Helen Keller
- Ray Charles
Who is the renowned American baseball player who was deaf in one ear and later became a successful manager?
- Babe Ruth
- Lou Gehrig
- Dummy Hoy
Which famous painter suffered from severe hearing loss and eventually became completely deaf?
- Vincent van Gogh
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Pablo Picasso