Yale, Caroline Ardelia

Yale, Caroline Ardelia

(1848–1933) educator of the deaf; born in Charlotte, Vt. She spent more than 60 years at the Clarke Institute for the Deaf, Northampton, Mass., as a teacher and principal (1886–1922). She helped devise the "Northampton Vowel and Consonant Charts," a widely used teaching aid, and helped gain national acceptance of the oral method of teaching in deaf schools.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.