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Biography / Autobiography
An unrhymed poem about a rough enduring stone wall symbolic of New England history and the strength that Helen Keller gained from its existence.
An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The Story of My Life is Helen Keller's account of her triumph over deafness and blindness.
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.
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.
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.
Fourteen successful deaf individuals share their stories about the obstacles they overcame in their lives.
Biography of a deaf-blind woman who spent years completely isolated in a mental hospital before gaining her independence.
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.
Sign Language / Training
This workbook was put together to cover basic Deaf-Blind interpreting techniques. Over the past years, the Seattle Deaf-Blind Community has shaped this class and the workbook has evolved.
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.
Hand in Hand: Essentials of Communication and Orientation and Mobility for Your Students Who Are Deaf-Blind: Volume II Appendixes, Glossary, Resources, Indexby Joffee, Elga and Prickett, Jeanne Glidden and Huebner, Kathleen Mary and Therese Rafalowski Welch
This series was designed to develop resources for educators of children who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, and severely disabled. This volume includes all the back matter.
Suggestions for working with deaf-blind adults by an expert on orientation and mobility.
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.
Learn to Sign the Fun Way! Let Your Fingers Do the Talking with Games, Puzzles, and Activities in American Sign Languageby Warner, Penny
The perfect guide to signing for everyone! Never before has learning to sign been so simple and so much fun!
Collection of brief anecdotes submitted by sign language interpreters and consumers about their experiences. Fast read, you'll keep saying "just one more." Edited by an interpreter.
In Reading Between the Signs: Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters, Anna Mindess provides a new perspective on a unique culture that is not widely understood-American Deaf culture.
Since the fourth century, when Spanish monks first started signing to communicate during their vows of silence, sign language has been used in religious communities of all faiths. Present-day American Sign Language (ASL) carries on that tradition.
This book teaches American Sign Language. Detailed instructions and excellent descriptions.
An excellent resource book, with over 1000 signs and 100 useful phrases. Activities are video-interactive, with the emphasis on language in context, featuring useful vocabulary and expressions.
American Sign Language is a wonderful silent language of hands, face, and body that is rich with nuance, emotion, and grace.
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.
Progress and education go hand in hand. This unique collection from The Amazing People Club explores the lives of four influential educators who recognized the importance of sharing knowledge to improve people's life and acted on it.
Collection of essays, poetry, and short fiction on parenting by women with disabilities
Concerto for the Left Hand is at the cutting edge of the expanding field of disability studies, offering a wide range of essays that investigate the impact of disability across various art forms---including literature, performance, photography, and film.
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