Deaf In The Military

TEDx Talks

Keith Nolan always wanted to join the United States military — but he’s deaf, an automatic disqualification according to military rules.

In this talk, he describes his fight to fight for his country.

This speech was made at TEDxIslay in Los Angeles, California on April 23, 2011. All of the speakers that day were deaf.

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