>ACTIVE DEAF LINOTYPE OPERATORS, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HANDS!
> Many deaf people earned good living as linotype operators
>before high tech advances in the printing field rendered
>the linotype machine obsolete.
> A popular vocation at schools for the deaf was the printing
>shop where many deaf people learned how to operate the linotype
> There was an article in the New York Times recently which said
>that the Typographers Association of New York was going out of
>business after 87 years of existence. In its heyday there were
>180 typesetting shops in the city, many of which employed deaf
>operators. Only 14 such shops exist nowadays.
> On the bright side, there are many deaf people that work in
>the computer-related fields.
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