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‘Perfection’: A silent minority in a hearing majority

Bec and Dan are both deaf, but had very different experiences growing up. For our special audio series on Perfection, Gerard Cockburn talks with the couple about whether they consider deafness a disability or an entry into a linguistic minority.

Audio report by Gerard Cockburn

Audio journalism students from the Centre for Advancing Journalism worked with mentors from All The Best radio to create content for Science Gallery Melbourne’s show on Perfection.

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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