Summarized by Gregor McHardy
Utah Resident Who Fought for Rights of the Deaf Dies at 75
Salt Lake Tribune 6Sep99 L5
By Kelly Kennedy: Salt Lake Tribune
Lloyd Perkins lost his hearing to spinal meningitis when he was just nine
years old. But he didn't let that (or much of anything else) stop him. He
helped influence the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and
also fought and won the battle for total communication (sign language AND
lip reading) teaching in Utah's schools.
He is also remembered as having served as the first deaf Bishop for the
first deaf ward in the Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Wednesday at the Salt Lake
Valley First Ward for the Deaf, 760 East 700 South.