Doctor called me Deaf and Mute when I was Little Boy

18 03 2007


ASL Vlog – Approx 1:50 Minutes Long

Grant Laird Jr discussed about his deaf father who got upset at doctor — he wrote "deaf and mute" on paperwork back in 70s. What my dad is request nicely to remove it — doctor refused. He got upset and tear paperwork…

I was maybe 5 or 7 years old at this time. I can’t help it but I still remember it after 30 years later. 

Grant W Laird Jr.
http://blog.grantlairdjr.com



TTY vs. TDD

18 03 2007


ASL Vlog – 2:34 Minutes Long

Grant Laird Jr. discussed why we should call it TTY instead of TDD? Eddy Laird (cousin) made point that we should called it TTY no matter what just like everyone still called "telephone" or "phone" whether it is cell phone or cordless phone.

Share your thoughts why should we continue with "TDD" (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) or stay with "TTY" (Teletypewriter)?

Grant W Laird Jr.
http://blog.grantlairdjr.com