Paradigms related to deaf and hearing-impaired people


With Margarida Garcia and Darren (Daz) Saunders




In this episode, Margarida Garcia speaks with Darren Saunders, 2019 Scholar, a linguistics researcher, deaf rights activist and member of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation's Advisory Committee on Diversity.  Darren Saunders advocates for the recognition of sign language, its early education and the contribution of deaf people to society. He denounces the medical notion of a deficiency in deaf people, which devalues them. He appeals to the entire population to make the arts, justice, and information accessible to deaf people, while insisting that they must be consulted about their wishes and needs and that decisions must no longer be made for them.