Curatorial Statement: Glossary Process

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Curatorial Statement: Glossary Process


In this video project manager Jannelle Legg describes the process of generating a glossary of printers signs.


Zilvinas Paludnevicius


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




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Video Description

A video featuring Jannelle Legg, a middle-age white woman standing in front of a historical exhibit displaying images of Deaf schools and Deaf printers.


Entries were solicited from retired Deaf printers. Some signs were filmed for the glossary, others were captured during interviews. For each entry we have filmed a retired printer using the sign and provided a definition for the sign in English. Each entry also includes an illustration of the sign. We have developed these illustrations with feedback from our advisory team and using the videos as models for sign production.




Zilvinas Paludnevicius, “Curatorial Statement: Glossary Process,” DeafPrinters, accessed June 7, 2023,

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