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Deaf Culture and Resources: Databases

Suggested Keywords

These words can be used to search the library catalog and resources:

deaf culture
hearing impaired
hearing loss
speech language pathology

Streaming Vidoes

Select films from Films on Demand

American Sign Language: Greetings, The Alphabet, and More‚Äč

2011 //  Running Time: 55 minutes // "Shows viewers how to sign each letter of the alphabet, then demonstrates the signs for introductions and greetings, family members, rooms in the house, animals, and question forms. Part of the series American Sign Language."

Baby Sign Language

2005 // Running Time: 10 minutes // "This program illustrates the benefits and positive implications of introducing ASL to children regardless of whether their hearing is impaired."

An Introductory Course in American Sign Language

1989 // Running Time: 42 minutes // "Covers finger spelling, numbers, common phrases, and specializes signs."

Select films from Kanopy Streaming Video

A Life Without Words

2011 // Running Time: 75 minutes // "What would life be like without language? For too many deaf people raised in rural outposts, access to a sign-language community is denied and they are condemned to a life without words...With an unsettling mix of tragedy and hope, this moving work avoids hard and fast answers to the challenging questions it poses."

Deaf Jam

2011 //  Running Time: 71 minutes // "Deaf Jam is the story of deaf teen Aneta Brodski's bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two women embark on a collaboration/performance duet creating a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the deaf."

Suggested Databases

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