While SignDNA is primarily a film archive, we recognise that over the years Deaf people have had far greater access to a photography camera than a film camera. We know that there are some fantastic photographs of Deaf history floating around in people’s collections. Therefore if you have photographs of Deaf people and events up to 1990 that you see featured in this archive, we would love to hear from you! For example do you have photographs of the first interpreter graduation in 1985? Or any of the Deaf club picnics in the 70s or 60s, or even 50s?! Adding photos to the video pages helps to give the archive another view of the events that have shaped our community and history.

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