Abbe Charles Michel de L’Epee

by Anonymous


I really enjoyed learning about Abbe Charles Michel de L’Epee and all that he did for the deaf people. At that time, deaf people were treated very poorly, as if they could not ever be educated. He was among the few who believed in helping the deaf.

I respect what he did, first beginning with the two girls he worked with, then opening the National Institute for Deaf-Mutes and then eventually opening twenty one schools for the deaf. Many people who felt like they had no hope, found it in him and his schools.

He believed that just because a person did not have hearing, they still could have the same kind of education as everyone else. It is understandable how he became the “father of the deaf” as he paved the way for deaf education around the world.