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More than just passing the time
Martin Atherton

propagandist for the benefits of membership amongst young deaf people, by a more detached Social Worker for Deaf People meant that this traditional means of access to both the deaf clubs and subsequently the deaf community was also lost. Emerging technology such as textphones, mobile phones and SMS, email and the internet all meant deaf people could keep in touch with each other instantly and on more than simply face-to-face terms. Subsequently the need to visit the deaf club in order to keep up to date with the latest news and gossip largely disappeared for younger deaf

in Deafness, community and culture in Britain