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

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.