Ruth Moore

Communication Access Training Specialist
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2002 Recipient


Ruth Moore never gives up. Many years ago, Ruth applied for jobs to do office work. Because she could not use the phone, she was not hired. She worked hard to earn her master's degree and later she became a Teacher of the Deaf.


Ruth meets many hearing people who don't know about deafness, and her challenge is to help educate them so they realize that deaf people can do anything except hear. Communication with hearing people has always been a challenge, but she feels that whenever hearing and deaf people meet, they should try to work together to communicate.

Advice to Horace Mann Students

"Work hard and think about your future. Don't give up. Set your goals and achieve them one at a time. It is important to communicate with everyone and have a good attitude. Be yourself. If you have a good attitude and think positive, you will enjoy life."


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