/ The Transformative Impact of Deaf Studies on Law and Policy

A panel featuring Deaf lawyers from various fields (health, telecommunications, civil rights, education) to discuss the impact of Deaf Studies' findings on their day to day work on effectuating policy changes in both the private sector and government-level work. Moderated by

  • Tawny Holmes Hlibok, Esq., Education Policy Counsel, NAD and Assistant Professor, Department of ASL and Deaf Studies
  • Zainab Alkebsi, Esq., Federal Policy Counsel, NAD
  • Dr. Opeoluwa Sotonwa, LL.M., LP.D, Executive Director, Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  
  • Howard A. Rosenblum, Esq., CEO, NAD
  • Dr. Joseph Murray, Vice-President, WFD and Associate Professor, Department of ASL and Deaf Studies


This conference proceeding was made possible with the financial support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Humanities Advancement Grants [#HAA-258756-8, 2018]; and Gallaudet University: the Office of the Chief Bilingual Officer, Yeker Anderson Club, and Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies.


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