Deafness, Accessibility, and Language

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Round #3: Gian chooses to talk about Language, Accessibility of Language and Deafness using the 2016 Kyoto Animation movie, A Silent Voice. He is quickly taken aback by Josué’s unexpectedly extensive history with Sign Language and the Deaf Community. They discuss the themes discussed in the movie as well as whether the movie is truly about deafness or about something else altogether. Gian wildly deviates from the Ryoho format to geek out about the movie and the themes it explores.

Talking Points: Accessibility, Deafness, Language, Defining Disability, Hearing Aids, Suicidal Ideation, Suicide, Trauma, Chronic Mental Illness, Deaf Community, Sign Language, Bullying, Resilience, Redemption, Empathy.

Anime Mentioned: A Silent Voice, Azumanga Daioh

Non-Anime Mentions: Lost in Translation

Reference Links:

National Association of the Deaf

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