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Outsiders in a Hearing World: A Sociology of Deafness

by Paul C. Higgins

Sociological observations on several topics in the deaf community: identity, deviance among the deaf, stigma, and encounters with the hearing.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Independent Living Without Sight and Hearing

by Richard Kinney

This is a wonderful resource for blind-deaf individuals and those who interact with them. It covers such topics as communication methods, independence at home, telephones, travel hints and much more.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deaf in Japan: Signing and the Politics of Identity

by Karen Nakamura

Until the mid-1970s, deaf people in Japan had few legal rights and little social recognition. Legally, they were classified as minors or mentally deficient, unable to obtain driver's licenses or sign contracts and wills.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Of Sound Mind

by Jean Ferris

Tired of interpreting for his deaf family and resentful of their reliance on him, high school senior Theo finds support and understanding from Ivy, a new student who also has a deaf parent.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Other Side of Silence: Sign Language and the Deaf Community in America

by Arden Neisser

The history of the struggle to legitimize sign language against the pressure of a hearing educational establishment intent on forcing upon the deaf the almost impossible task of learning lipreading and speech.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Train Go Sorry : Inside a Deaf World

by Leah Hager Cohen

A powerful insight into the world of deaf, with a brief history of the deaf-education movement, and struggles encountered in understanding two different worlds.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Deaf Musicians

by Pete Seeger and Paul Dubois Jacobs

Lee, a jazz pianist, has to leave his band when he begins losing his hearing, but he meets a deaf saxophone player in a sign language class and together they form a snazzy new band.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hand in Hand: Essentials of Communication and Orientation and Mobility for Your Students Who Are Deaf-Blind: A Trainer's Manual

by Elga Joffee and Jeanne Glidden Prickett and Therese Rafalowski Welch and Kathleen Mary Huebner

In-service training guide that presents guidelines for using the Hand In Hand materials for training people who are deaf-blind in orientation & mobility and communication.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Through the Rain and Rainbow: The Remarkable Life of Richard Kinney

by Lyle M. Crist

Richard Kenny lost his sight at age seven. He spent his childhood adjusting to and overcoming blindness. He entered college but had to drop out in his second year when his hearing failed.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Guidelines: Practical Tips for Working and Socializing with Deaf-Blind People

by Theresa B. Smith

How does deaf-blindness affect communication? How does one guide a person who is deaf and blind? How does all of this affect the role of the interpreter etc.?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America

by Jack Gannon

This in-depth history of Deaf America begins with an overview of the early years. Each chapter then covers a decade of history, beginning with 1880. The text is supplemented by marvelous pictures, illustrations, vignettes and biographical profiles.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa

by Josh Swiller

Swiller spent his early years in frustrated limbo on the sidelines of the hearing world. So he decided to abandon the well-trodden path after college, setting out to find a place so far removed that his deafness would become irrelevant.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Words in My Hands: A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man, An Unforgettable Journey

by Diane Chambers

Bert Riedel, an 86-year-old deaf-blind pianist, cut off from the world since age 45, discovers a new life through hand-over-hand sign, taught to him by the author.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family

by Lou Ann Walker

From the time she was a toddler, Lou Ann Walker was the ears and voice for her deaf parents. Their family life was warm and loving, but outside the home, they faced a world that misunderstood and often rejected them.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

A New Civil Right: Telecommunications Equality for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans

by Karen Peltz Strauss

Karen Peltz Strauss reveals how the paternalism of the hearing-oriented telecommunications industries slowed support for accessible technology for the deaf and hard of hearing users.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Inside Deaf Culture

by Tom Humphries and Carol Padden

A history of deaf schools, deaf theater and other aspects of deaf culture that has made it unique.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Independence without Sight or Sound: Suggestions for Practitioners Working with Deaf-Blind Adults

by Dona Sauerburger

Suggestions for working with deaf-blind adults by an expert on orientation and mobility.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Lend Me Your Ear: Rhetorical Constructions of Deafness

by Brenda Jo Brueggemann

Explores, from the perspective of a rhetorician who is herself deaf, the social, cultural and educational impacts of deafness, both inside and outside of deaf culture.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

by Oliver Sacks

Sign language is, in the hands of its masters, a most beautiful and expressive language.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

For Hearing People Only: Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions About the Deaf Community, Its Culture, and the "Deaf Reality" (newly revised and expanded)

by Matthew S. Moore and Linda Levitan

A question and answer book to those questions that the general public wants to know about Deafness, the Deaf culture, and what it is like to be Deaf in America.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward Without Leaving People Behind

by Kel Smith

Citing real-world case studies from healthcare to social science, this book examines the emerging legal and cultural impact of inclusive design.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General

Career Counseling for People with Disabilities: A Practical Guide to Finding Employment

by Karen E. Wolffe

A text for use in courses in rehabilitation counseling, educational psychology, and special education, also useful for practicing counselors and educators.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General

Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped (2nd edition)

by Richard Nelson Bolles and Dale S. Brown

Richard Bolles's creative approach to job-hunting is brought to bear on the specific challenges faced by job hunters with disabilities.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General

The Job Developer's Handbook: Practical Tactics for Customized Employment

by Cary Griffin and David Hammis and Tammara Geary

Customized employment depends on coupling the strengths of a disabled person with the needs of potential employers.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General

Woeful Afflictions: Disability and Sentimentality in Victorian America

by Mary Klages

From Tiny Tim to Helen Keller, disabled people in the nineteenth century were portrayed in sentimental terms, as afflicted beings whose sufferings afforded able-bodied people opportunities to practice empathy and compassion.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: History of Disabilities


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