Transitions: Janie Golightly

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Transitions: Janie Golightly


In this video Janie Golightly reflects on the disappearance of Deaf printers.


Zilvinas Paludnevicius


Drs. John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center Collection




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A video featuring an ASL interview with Janie Golightly, an older white woman seated in a darkened studio.


Janie Golightly: Take a look at me. I’m a dying breed. Honestly. There are no more Deaf printers after this. We’re all over 70 years old now. I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to share our experiences, what life looked like back then, and our signs too. I remember, during some nights at work, on down nights, especially Sunday nights, when we had finished work, we would all sit together and chat. And all of us had gone to Deaf schools. None had been mainstreamed. All of us went to Deaf school. And we signed. And we felt like we were all the same. I understood their culture, and knew what their background looked like as they grew up. As time went on, more Deaf were mainstreamed, and things changed. So I wanted to take the opportunity to share our lives, and that is was good. I wanted to share that.




Zilvinas Paludnevicius, “Transitions: Janie Golightly,” DeafPrinters, accessed June 7, 2023,

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