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Saturday, November 24, 2018, 7:51 AM

Educator Charles-Michel de l'Epee founded the first public school for the hearing-impaired in France. He devoted his life to developing the world's first sign alphabet for the deaf and is known as the "Father of the Deaf". Epee is also credited with creating a systematic method of teaching the hearing-impaired. He refused aid from the wealthy for fear of being charged with mercenary motives.