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As More Deaf People Are Seen on TV, Others Want to Be Heard

Some deaf people identify with shows like “Deaf U.” For others, a deaf contestant on “The Bachelor” who doesn’t use sign language is a welcome change.

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From left, Cheyenna Clearbrook, Daequan Taylor and Rodney Burford in “Deaf U,” a Netflix reality series that followed students at Gallaudet University.Credit…Netflix

By Ilaria Parogni

Published Jan. 27, 2021Updated Oct. 26, 2021

While filming the reality series “Deaf U,” Rodney Burford wasn’t too focused on any effect he and his cochlear implants would have on viewers. “In my own mind I was like, ‘Yo, I’m really on Netflix,’” said the 22-year-old cast member of the show, which zooms in on a group of students at Gallaudet University, the nation’s only liberal [...]

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