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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

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 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

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. "Subchapters" chronicle the multi-facited dimensions of Deaf culture by focusing on Deaf athletes and more. A complete Deaf Culture course!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Through the Rain and Rainbow

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.

The next ten years contained motes of both great anguish and sweet victory as he adjusted to being totally deaf-blind. With perseverance, the support of family and friends, and the counsel of such leaders as Helen Keller and other workers for the deaf and blind, Kenny became the third deaf-blind person in history to earn a college degree. He married, became a father, traveled and wrote.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Train Go Sorry : Inside a Deaf World

by Leah Hager Cohen

This portrait of New York's Lexington School for the Deaf is not just a work of journalism. It is also a memoir, since Leah Hager Cohen grew up on the school's campus and her father is its superintendent. As a hearing person raised among the deaf, Cohen appreciates both the intimate textures of that silent world and the gulf that separates it from our own.

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

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

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

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

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

The Deaf Musicians

by Pete Seeger and Paul Dubois Jacobs

Lee is a piano man. Every night, he plays jazz for the crowd. It sounds something like this:

Plink-a-plink-BOMP-plink-plink.

Yimba-timba-TANG-ZANG-ZANG.

One night, Lee's bandmates notice something is off. Lee's music comes out like this:

Ronk. Phip. Tonk.

There's no way to hide it: Lee is losing his hearing. Then Lee discovers sign language. And soon after, he meets Max, who plays the sax. Together they form a new band-the Deaf Musicians. But who will listen to a deaf musician?

With The Deaf Musicians, Pete Seeger, Paul DuBois Jacobs, and three-time Coretta Scott King Honor winner R. Gregory Christie present an inspiring story of overcoming obstacles, set to a jazzy score.

OO-AH, BE-DOOP, BE-DOOP, OO-AH, YEAH!

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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

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

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

Inside Deaf Culture

by Carol Padden and Tom Humphries

In this [account] of the changing life of a community, the authors of Deaf in America reveal historical events and forces that have shaped the ways that Deaf people define themselves today. Inside Deaf Culture relates Deaf people's search for a voice of their own, and their proud self-discovery and self description as a flourishing culture.

Padden and Humphries show how the nineteenth-century schools for the deaf, with their denigration of sign language and their insistence on oralist teaching, shaped the lives of Deaf people for generations to come. They describe how Deaf culture and art thrived in mid-twentieth-century Deaf clubs and Deaf theater, and they profile controversial contemporary technologies.

Most triumphant is the story of the survival of the rich and complex American Sign Language long misunderstood but finally recognized by a hearing world that could not conceive of language in a form other than speech. In a moving conclusion, the authors describe their own very different pathways into the Deaf culture, and reveal the confidence and the anxiety of the people of this tenuous community as it faces the future.

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

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

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

An in-service training guide that presents structured information and guidelines for using the Hand In Hand materials with various audiences. Focusing on the needs of the trainer, this manual provides sample blueprints for individual workshops, as well as an overview of training, assessment, and evaluation. Also includes sample forms for conducting a pre-training needs assessment and post training evaluation.

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

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

Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward Without Leaving People Behind

by Kel Smith

The blind person who tries to make an online purchase. The young girl who cannot speak due to a cognitive disability. The man confined to his home due to permanent injury. The single mother with a long-term illness who struggles to feed her family. With one in seven people worldwide currently living with a disability, the term "outcast" covers numerous scenarios. Digital outcasts rely on technology for everyday services that many people take for granted. However, poorly designed products risk alienating this important (and growing) population. Through a "grass roots" approach to innovation, digital outcasts are gradually taking action to transform their lives and communities. This emerging trend provides exciting learning opportunities for all of us. Citing real-world case studies from healthcare to social science, this book examines the emerging legal and cultural impact of inclusive design. Gain a better understanding of how people with disabilities use technology Discover pitfalls and approaches to help you stay current in your UX practices Anticipate a future in which ambient benefit can be achieved for people of all abilities and backgrounds.

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. Section I introduces the field, types of clients, theories, and legislation. Section II details five key career counseling content areas, and Section III addresses disability- specific considerations. Section IV describes local, state, and national resources and lists helpful phone numbers. Includes chapter-opening vignettes and application activities, and five appendices of reproducible handouts to use with clients. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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. In JOB-HUNTING FOR THE SO-CALLED HANDICAPPED, Bolles and Dale Susan Brown guide readers through the often-frustrating, but ultimately rewarding process of securing independence in their lives and personal satisfaction in their careers. The authors begin by demystifying the intricacies of the ADA, describing in clear terms what the act does and does not guarantee disabled job hunters, and then move on to job-hunting strategies tailored specifically to people 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. Griffin, a consultant in disability and employment, offers employment specialists guidelines for customized job development with youth and adults with disabilities. Ideas are illustrated with scenarios, dialogues, and success stories in both urban and rural settings. The handbook features numerous practical tools including checklists, interview questions, sample customized employment management plans, and real forms from the Social Security Administration. Griffin is co-director of the US Department of Labor's National Self-Employment Technical Assistance, Resources, and Training Project. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General

Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language

by Nora E. Groce

From the seventeenth century to the early years of the twentieth, the population of Martha's Vineyard manifested an extremely high rate of profound hereditary deafness.

In stark contrast to the experience of most deaf people in our own society, the Vineyarders who were born deaf were so thoroughly integrated into the daily life of the community that they were not seen-- and did not see themselves-- as handicapped or as a group apart. Deaf people were included in all aspects of life, such as town politics, jobs, church affairs, and social life.

How was this possible? On the Vineyard, hearing and deaf islanders alike grew up speaking sign language. This unique sociolinguistic adaptation meant that the usual barriers to communication between the hearing and the deaf, which so isolate many deaf people today, did not exist.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: History of Disabilities


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