Technology: Penny Herbold

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Technology: Penny Herbold


In this video Penny Herbold recalls how some Deaf printers struggled with new printing technologies.


Zilvinas Paludnevicius


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




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A video featuring an ASL interview with Penny Herbold, an older white woman seated at home.


Penny Herbold: That change in technology really impacted some people. Hot metal - there were a lot of complaints. I wasn’t really involved in that - I wasn’t working in there so I don’t know about that. Cold type - that was mostly fine, until they switched to digital. Wow, one woman, she cried everyday - “I already know this, and now they are changing to that. Why do we have to change? I’m skilled at this! Now I can’t even do that! I can’t!” I had to comfort her and calm her down. There were a few like that. But once they picked it up, they got going and they were fine. Yeah. Some, some people it was really so bad their boss would say okay, and the supervisor would say okay, and allow them to move to another section. Where she felt more comfortable, and she was fine there.




Zilvinas Paludnevicius, “Technology: Penny Herbold,” DeafPrinters, accessed May 19, 2024,

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