Ally Week: Deaf Culture

Be an Ally. Learn about the Deaf Community.  Explore the abilities and lifestyles of people experiencing limited hearing.

I was lucky enough to grow up near a university with a degree in translation, including ASL (American Sign Language). If you are interested in languages, comparing the differences between German-based sign languages, such as ASL, and later languages, such as British Sign Language, and the histories behind their diverse developments, it is a rich subject.

The films focused on children.  If you are inspired to research, the following links are a good start.

Approaches to Social Research: The Case of Deaf Studies. Alys Young and Bogusia Temple.  Oxford University Press, 2014.  Shanghai Main H62 .Y6668 2014

Diversity in Deaf Education. Eds. Marc Marschark, Venetta Lampropoulou, and Emmanouil Skordilis, Oxford, 2016.

Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity.  HDL Bauman and JJ Murray.  University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

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Partners in Education Issues and Trends from the 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf. Donald Moores, Gallaudet University Press, 2011.

Silent Life and Silent Language: The Inner Life of a Mute in an Institution for the Deaf.  Kate Farlow, Gallaudet University Press, 2018.

Telling Deaf Lives: Agents of Change.  Kristin Snoddon, Gallaudet University Press, 2014.

Teaching Language to a Boy Born Deaf: The Popham Notebook and Associated Texts.  John Wallis, David Cram, and Jaap Maat.  Oxford University Press, 2017.  Shanghai HV2469.E5 W35 2017

Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture. RAR Edwards, NYU Press, 2012.