deaf-and-casting-directors

— learned that some actors identify themselves as deaf were actually
not that deaf

— for every episode, normal casting call is one week in advance, but
for a deaf role, it is a month in advance

— casting searches take place at the location of the shoot

— casting directors know which agents specialize in deaf actors

— casting directors also contact deaf organizations, again at the
location of the shoot

— casting directors are careful about going easy on deaf actors
that are given a lot of script to study