Switched at Birth is breaking new television ground.
The hit ABC Family series will air an episode told entirely in American Sign Language (ASL) this March. The fully ASL episode, a first for mainstream television, will center on the students of Carlton School for the Deaf as they fight to keep their school open. Daphne (Katie Leclerc) leads the students in a protest, while Bay (Vanessa Marano) finds herself marginalized as one of the few hearing students at the school.
The storyline was inspired by the real-life “Deaf President Now” protests at Gallaudet
University that took place 25 years ago this March. Switched at Birth's special ASL episode will air on Monday, March 4 at 8/7c on ABC Family.
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