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Visual Impairments: Culture and the Arts
Blind Man Running: A Product of the Ozark Mountains - The Story of a Blind Man's Quest for the Joy of Lifeby Mcintire, Michael
Autobiography of a blind man's journey through life as a traveling musician
Putting cameras in the hands of visually impaired children proved to be extremely fruitful both for the photographers, and for the viewers of their images.
A memoir of becoming blind and returning to the work she loves.
This handbook gives teachers and parents some suggestions on art projects and lessons for children who are visually impaired.
AMERICA, THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY EVEN FOR A BLIND JOURNALIST FROM IRAN
Collection of essays that explore "people with disabilities as a group covered by laws, misrepresented by culture, and prey to a complex of social and political attitudes... (Dawidoff)
This book provides an overview and some in-depth information about the many ways of creating multi-sensory access for blind and partially sighted people to art, nature and historical sites.
This book explores one of the most powerful myths in modern society: the myth that blind people are incapable of understanding and creating visual arts.
Millions of Americans have a significant level of vision impairment. This book is an extensive sourcebook for all topics, including medical, concerning blindness.
A book about the author's coming of age alongside disability activists and artists with disabilities, reflecting the sociological evolution from disability rights to disability culture. It features many of the artists and groups that emerged in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1980s, including Axis Dance Company, Bruce Curtis, CJ Jones, David Roche, Cheryl Marie Wade and Wry Crips Disabled Women's Theater.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The author describes her childhood growing up with two deaf parents.
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.
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.
Suggestions for working with deaf-blind adults by an expert on orientation and mobility.
A history of deaf schools, deaf theater and other aspects of deaf culture that has made it unique.
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.
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.
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 Moore, Matthew S. and Levitan, Linda
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.
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.?
Hand in Hand: Essentials of Communication and Orientation and Mobility for Your Students Who Are Deaf-Blind: A Trainer's Manualby Joffee, Elga and Prickett, Jeanne Glidden and Welch, Therese Rafalowski and Huebner, Kathleen Mary
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.
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.
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.
Sociological observations on several topics in the deaf community: identity, deviance among the deaf, stigma, and encounters with the hearing.
Sign language is, in the hands of its masters, a most beautiful and expressive language.
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