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Several of the NTID banquets are held in honor of the Abbé de L’Epée, founder of the first school for the deaf in Paris.

Abbé de L’Epée's achievements:

  • chose to teach through sign language instead of spoken language method
  • established first public school for the deaf in Paris in 1771
  • his efforts on behalf of education of the deaf have influenced both deaf and hearing people worldwide

Further information about the tradition of deaf-mute banquets can be found here.