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Biography / Autobiography
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.
Inquiry into signed languages has added to what is known about structural variation and language, language learning, and cognitive processing of language.
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.
This volume provides a complete description of ASL variation. People from varying regions and backgrounds have different ways of saying the same thing.
How do people use sign languages in different situations around the world? How are sign languages distributed globally? What happens when they come in contact with spoken and written languages?
This is the first detailed explanation of the way British Sign Language works and is the product of many years' experience of research and teaching sign linguistics to deaf and hearing people.
This is an accessible introduction to the major areas of sociolinguistics as they relate to sign languages and deaf communities.
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.
Humans' development of literacy has been a recent focus of intense research from the reading, cognitive, and neuroscience fields.
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.
This is a comprehensive reference guide for teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals working or living with children who are both deaf and blind.
Can animals be taught a human language and use it to communicate? Or is human language unique to human beings, just as many complex behaviors of other species are uniquely theirs?
The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA--the "eyes on the prize" moment for disability rights The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever