Discover the History of Detroit's Deaf Heritage
Deaf author releases second book feattuing stunning, vintage images
Telling a story in pictures is Detroit's Deaf Heritage, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series. The book by author Kathleen Brockway, who was recently inducted into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, is set to release on June 20, 2016. The book boasts 200 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and chronicles the deaf community in the Michigan city.
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By Tom Greenwood
December 14, 2015
Royal Oak — A deaf high school wrestler has won the right to use a sign-language interpreter more extensively during his matches.
According to the Nyman Turkish law firm in Southfield, which represented Ellis Kempf, “the MHSAA rewrote its rules about interpreters for deaf or hard of hearing wrestlers, allowing them full 360 access around the mat at all matches, provided they don’t interfere with wrestlers, coaches, referees or scoring officials.”
Kempf, 18, who wrestles in the 152-pound weight class for the Royal Oak Ravens, had filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit two weeks ago against the Michigan High School Athletic Association, arguing he needed the interpreter to relay instructions from his coach.
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