The IU alumnus was the first black player drafted to the NFL.
Indiana School for the Deaf principal Andy Alka talks about the challenges the school has faced during the pandemic Oct. 6, 2021, at ISD in Indianapolis. Alka is hearing and speaks fluent American Sign Language. “Students often forget that I’m hearing,” he said. "It means I’ve learned enough. I fit in."
Indiana School for the Deaf student Nicholle Bradach talks about the struggles she has faced as a deaf individual during the COVID-19 pandemic Oct. 9, 2021, at ISD in Indianapolis. She said it is difficult to tell when people are trying to talk to her because of masks.
IU professor Rob Loveless teaches his Deaf Culture class Sep. 29, 2021, in Ballantine Hall. Loveless said the transition to teaching American Sign Language online was a big change for the professors. “It was almost as if we were beginning a new profession,” he said.