Writing Deaf and Blind Characters | On Demand Master Class

Writing Deaf and Blind Characters

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Partially deaf and partially blind writer and editor Elsa Sjunneson-Henry walks students through the process of researching and understanding both conditions for fiction writing. Topics covered:

  • Blindness
    • Including causes, adaptive devices, and media examples
  • Deafness
    • Including the difference between Deaf/deaf culture, hearing aids and other adaptive devices, and media examples
  • Ableism and how to avoid it
  • Language
    • Including the difference between Identity First and Person First language
  • Genre Tropes
  • Thinking Intersectionally

The class includes both the video recording of the live seminar plus supplemental resources and reading recommendations. All class materials are online, and a download link will be emailed to you after you complete your purchase.

Accessibility: The class video is closed captioned and a transcript of the video is available to everyone who purchases the seminar.

Price: $55

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