Deafies have been told that they are just "differently-abled" by the do-gooders so a lot of them actually believe it
A prominent educator on disabled children is under attack from the deaf community after she described deafness ''as a scourge in our world'' during an awards ceremony.
The remarks by Dr Dimity Dornan, director of Brisbane-based organisation Hear and Say, were made when she was named Telstra's Queensland Businesswoman of the Year on Tuesday.
Her acceptance speech has enraged several deaf and disability associations. Deaf Victoria and the Deaf Association of New South Wales have called on Dr Dornan to apologise, a FaceBook page called Stop Deaf Cultural Genocide was joined by 465 people in less than a day, and online petitions call for the doctor to be prosecuted for vilification.