Transitions: Jim Potter

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Transitions: Jim Potter


In this video Jim Potter describes the importance of preserving the histories of Deaf printers.


Zilvinas Paludnevicius


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A video featuring an ASL interview with Jim Potter, an older white man seated at home.


Jim Potter: I think this project right now, is wonderful because printing was a big thing for deaf people in the past. And now, it’s history. We have to take that opportunity, because often kids today don't know what you’re talking about. Printing? They don’t know about it. Oh, newspapers, sure. But now they all use technology - computers. Back then, it was different! So, I think this project is wonderful. I think - I’m happy you did this - because we often forget about history. So that’s good.




Zilvinas Paludnevicius, “Transitions: Jim Potter,” DeafPrinters, accessed June 7, 2023,

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