Deaf and in need : finding culturally sensitive human services

Colleen M. Moore, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


From Martha's Vineyard to Gallaudet University, the Deaf have forged a cultural identity and have fought to be recognized politically, socially, and linguistically. This paper begins with discussion of the history and modern proliferation of the Deaf cultural movement and provides a critical analysis of the state and quality of social services available for the Deaf.