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Seattle's Deaf Community Hoping To Build Understanding Through Film Festival

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Seattle Deaf Film Festival

People who are deaf or have hearing loss often find themselves misunderstood, says Patty Liang.
 
It happened to her once on a plane. A representative from the airline labeled her as disabled, which resulted in someone meeting her at the gate with a wheelchair.
“I don’t need a wheelchair,” Liang said through an American Sign Language interpreter. “I can walk just fine. I can see just fine. Those types of things happen.”

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Ed Ronco is a former KNKX producer and reporter and hosted All Things Considered for seven years.