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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Rochester Red Wings will honor city’s deaf culture with ASL uniforms

It’s not uncommon in Rochester, New York, to begin speaking to a stranger and have them reply in American Sign Language (ASL).

The city has been referred to as having the nation’s highest per capita deaf population, backed up in 2012 with data by the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID). The school estimated 3.7 percent of the city is deaf or hard-of-hearing.

That’s why the Rochester Red Wings, long-time Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, are teaming up with RIT/NTID for Deaf Culture Day on Sunday, April 28 at Frontier Field.

An interesting consideration of the various forms that promotions can take in the minor leagues.

 

QLE Posted: March 14, 2019 at 06:08 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: deaf, minor leagues, promotions, rochester

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   1. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: March 14, 2019 at 09:44 AM (#5822700)
I appreciate the idea, but deaf people can read printed letters as well an anyone else can.
   2. RoyalFlush Posted: March 14, 2019 at 12:44 PM (#5822793)
Didn't they do Braille unis too in Baltimore?

It's a nice way to raise awareness - and some money.

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