Ok, I know my source for this “factoid” is a work of fiction, but it is one produced by Pulitzer Prize-winning former journalist John Sandford. I’m speaking of this passage in his 1994 work Night Prey where two characters are kind of hashing through some evidence:
I’m aware of Deaf Culture, and get the references above to it, but I have never heard anything about Deaf people not learning to read or write English. Is this fact or straight out fiction? If fiction, seems like a strange invention for a writer of Sandford’s stature.