A Planned Town To Be Built For The Deaf

Plans are underway for Salem, South Dakota to be the first town designed for the deaf.
March 28, 2005, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Nearly 100 families - with people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or who can hear but just want to communicate in sign language - have already publicly declared their intention to live in Marvin Miller's village, which is to be called Laurent, after Laurent Clerc, a French educator of the deaf from the 1800s."There are alread existing enclaves for the deaf but Laurent will be the first town specifically designed for sign-language users with a minimum 2,500 residents expected.

Thanks to John Koch-Schulte

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Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 in International Herald Tribune
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