The Association of Late-Deafened Adults: rationale, highlights, history

Woodcock, K., 1996. The Association of Late-Deafened Adults: rationale, highlights, history. In Deafness: Historical Perspectives, A Deaf American Monograph 46, M.D. Garretson (Ed.) pp. 155-160.

A history of the early years of ALDA: the Association of Late-Deafened Adults, founded in Chicago in 1990, including much inside information and recollections of the origins of the association’s self-help principles, the invention of CART through a collaboration with the National Court Reporters Association, and the ALDA karaoke anthem Joy to the World.

Subheadings: About late deafness; where deafened and Deaf meet; ALDA: the Association of Late-Deafened Adults; rapid growth; ALDA mission and principles; ALDA News; ALDAcon; access

Author: Kathryn Woodcock

Dr. Kathryn Woodcock is Professor at Toronto's Ryerson University, teaching, researching, and consulting in the area of human factors engineering / ergonomics particularly applied to amusement rides and attractions (https://thrilllab.blog.ryerson.ca), and to broader occupational and public safety issues of performance, error, investigation and inspection, and to disability and accessibility.