Kudos to Dynnelle Fields, Kelly Kim, and Casey Spencer, secondary teachers at Marie Philip School at The Learning Center for the Deaf. Their article, "Disabling Assumptions: Inauthentic Deaf Characters in Traditional Literature" was published in the March 2016 issue of ENGLISH JOURNAL (Vol. 105, No. 4).
The article's abstract summarizes their main points, "This column explores how paying attention to disability—both to the rich contributions made by people with disabilities and to the sometimes negative attitudes in society that can interfere with those contributions—can foster classroom interactions that are more democratic, more inclusive, and more equitable."
English Journal is a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).