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Legacy Video Interviews

The stories of 7 deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing advocates were recorded in formal oral-visual history interviews conducted by MNCDHH and Barb Sommer during 2010-2011.
 
In these interviews, you will see people talk about their life experiences, including where they went to school, what they did for work, and other funny and serious experiences that they have had as deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing people in Minnesota. You will also see them discuss the work that they have done to advocate for the community in Minnesota. Many of their advocacy stories are connected, so watch for those connections!
 
Produced by ZenMation and St. Paul Neighborhood Network for the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH). 

Interview videos & transcripts 

This video collection is made accessible through American Sign Language (ASL), open captions, voiceovers, and Microsoft Word transcripts of audio content with video descriptions included. The transcripts also include interview & translation notes (with additional information & corrections).
 
Lynette Boyer Interview - Accessible Microsoft Word Transcript [87.00KB]
Gerald Bummy Burstein Interview - Accessible Microsoft Word Transcript [55.00KB]
Richard Rich Diedrichsen Interview - Accessible Microsoft Word Transcript [84.00KB]
George Failes Interview - Accessible Microsoft Word Transcript [72.50KB]
Dwight Maxa Interview - Accessible Microsoft Word Transcript [71.50KB]
Leslie Peterson Interview - Accessible Microsoft Word Transcript [74.50KB]
Note: Leslie Peterson's video interview does not have open captions or voiceovers. The transcript explains the circumstances of this interview and provides accessible English translations.
Barbara Schmidt Interview - Accessible Microsoft Word Transcript [81.50KB]
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