Is it possible for the Deaf Big Four (Gallaudet
president, NTID president, NAD CEO and a high
level deaf federal government official to visit
Russia on a goodwill tour? It happened in
1978 when Gallaudet’s Edward Merrill, NTID’s
William Castle, NAD’s Fred Schreiber and
Federal Office of Communicative Disorders’
Boyce Williams all traveled together.
Did they have hidden agendas while traveling
together? Do not know.
This tour probably will never take place again,
but in 1978 it was made possible by invitation
of the All-Russia Society for the Deaf.