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    :: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 ::

    The deaf are strong part of work force - By PHILLIP MILANO, Florida Times-Union
    Listen, and listen good, says Karen Black, spokeswoman for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology:

    Deaf . . . people . . . work!

    'There are deaf engineers. IT specialists. Chemists. There are deaf people in the courtroom, operating room, boardroom. In fact, there are so many more higher-educated deaf workers in recent years that it's caused a shortage of higher-educated interpreters.'

    According to a study published in 2001 in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 58 percent of deaf people in the 18 to 44 age bracket were employed, compared to 82 percent of the general population in that age range, while 46 percent of deaf people ages 45 to 64 were working, compared to 73 percent of the general population that age.
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