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Biography / Autobiography

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

by Crist, Lyle M.

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.

Train Go Sorry : Inside a Deaf World

by Cohen, Leah Hager

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.

Voices of the Oral Deaf: Fourteen Role Models Speak Out

by Reisler, Jim

Fourteen successful deaf individuals share their stories about the obstacles they overcame in their lives.

Walking Free: The Nellie Zimmerman Story

by Boggs-Qualls, Rosezelle and Greene, Darryl C.

Biography of a deaf-blind woman who spent years completely isolated in a mental hospital before gaining her independence.

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

by Chambers, Diane

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

Deaf-Blind Interpreting Workbook: Student Readings and Worksheets

by Bauer, Mary and Stueland, Karen Chriest and Engler-Morris, Jackie and Neal, Janie and Nuccio, Jelica and Wallace, Cynthia

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.

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.?

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

by 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, Index

by 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.

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

by Sauerburger, Dona

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

Independent Living Without Sight and Hearing

by Kinney, Richard

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.

Multilingual Aspects of Signed Language Communication and Disorder

by Quinto-Pozos, David

Inquiry into signed languages has added to what is known about structural variation and language, language learning, and cognitive processing of language.

Our Stories: The Soul Of Sign Language Interpreting

by Decher, Marianne

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.

Sociolinguistic Variation in American Sign Language

by Lucas, Ceil and Bayley, Robert and Valli, Clayton

This volume provides a complete description of ASL variation. People from varying regions and backgrounds have different ways of saying the same thing.

Sociolinguistics and Deaf Communities

by Lucas, Ceil and Schembri, Adam C.

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?

The Linguistics of British Sign Language

by Woll, Bencie and Sutton-Spence, Rachel

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.

The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages

by Lucas, Ceil

This is an accessible introduction to the major areas of sociolinguistics as they relate to sign languages and deaf communities.

Other Nonfiction

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

by Strauss, Karen Peltz

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.

Amazing Educators - A Short eBook

by Margerison, Charles

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.

Assessing Literacy in Deaf Individuals

by Morere, Donna and Allen, Thomas

Humans' development of literacy has been a recent focus of intense research from the reading, cognitive, and neuroscience fields.

Bigger than the Sky: Disabled Women on Parenting

by Wates, Michele and Jade, Rowen

Collection of essays, poetry, and short fiction on parenting by women with disabilities

Concerto for the Left Hand: Disability and the Defamiliar Body

by Davidson, Michael

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

Deaf-Blind Infants and Children

by Mcinnes, John and Treffry, J. A.

This is a comprehensive reference guide for teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals working or living with children who are both deaf and blind.

Doctor Dolittle’s Delusion: Animals and the Uniqueness of Human Language

by Anderson, Stephen R.

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?

Enabling Acts

by Davis, Lennard J.

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

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