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The First School for the Deaf

In 1760, a wealthy Edinburgh merchant, Alexander Shirreff, approached Thomas Braidwood (1715 - 1806) the owner of a mathematical school and asked him to educate his ten-year old deaf son with a view to his learning to write. Thus the first school for the deaf in Britain was started.

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http://www.disability.co.uk/sites/default/files/resources/B.pdf