Speech for the Association for the Oral Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

On 6 july 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave a speech at the Association for the Oral Instruction of the Death and Dumb meeting held at Carlton Rooms, Baker Street (London).


Conan Doyle speech

Report from The Times

Sir A. Conan Doyle [...] said that there were now in England and Wales 50 schools giving oral education to deaf and dumb people and fulfilling the requirements of the Board of Education. Through the labours of the association all deaf and dumb children could now be educated, and instead of being a burden to the community could become self-respecting citizens, able in many cases to earn their own living. Last year at least half the teaching appointments had to be given to untrained persons, and with a little more aid the association could realize its ambition of sending out 15 to 20 trained teachers each year. Such an admirable week appeared to him one which should be undertaken by the State.