A public intellectual may be able to communicate using a speech-to-text system, and be able read and write using a keyboard.
But he or she also needs the support of others, who can assist with socializing and reading aloud.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides a range of resources for people with intellectual disabilities, including the NIMH Hearing App for the deaf, and the NIVIH Hearing Assistance Guide.
For more information on intellectual disabilities in the United States, visit NIMHS website.
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