Deaf Culture

This section of Info to Go includes information and links to resources about Deaf culture and the Deaf community.

About: American Deaf Culture (Clerc Center) 

This document, developed at the Clerc Center, discusses the values, language, and traditions associated with Deaf culture and provides links to other resources on this topic.

American Deaf Culture 

This website was developed to serve as a companion to the textbook, Introduction to American Deaf Culture (Holcomb, 2012). The website discusses topics covered within the book using video clips in American Sign Language.

Books about Deaf Culture (See Clerc Center Archives)

This list, compiled in 2007 at the Clerc Center, highlights many books that are available about the culture, language, and experiences that bind deaf people together.  

Books about People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, for Young Readers (See Clerc Center Archives)

This list, compiled in 2007 at the Clerc Center, highlights books about children who are deaf or hard of hearing, or are about the topic of hearing.

Community and Culture - Frequently Asked Questions (NAD)

This document, developed by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), responds to questions about terminology recommended for use about individuals who are deaf.

Deaf Community Support for Families: The Best of Partnerships (NCHAM, PDF)

Chapter 21 of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) E-Book, developed by the National Center on Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM), addresses the integral role of the Deaf community and deaf professionals in EHDI systems and programs.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Adult Involvement Learning Community (NCHAM)

This site is a learning community of programs involved in providing services that connect families and their deaf or hard of hearing child with deaf or hard of hearing individuals. Facilitated through the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM), the website of this learning community includes links to information on research and published literature, the role of technology and social media, examples of deaf and hard of hearing mentor/adult involvement programs, family stories, and other resources and tools  on this topic.

Laurent Clerc: Apostle to the Deaf People of the New World (Clerc Center)

The Clerc Center website’s document highlights the life and accomplishments of Laurent Clerc, an educator who moved from France and was influential in the establishment schools for the Deaf in the United States.

Through Deaf Eyes (Gallaudet University)

This website offers links sharing information and provides discussion topics related to a two-hour documentary, Through Deaf Eyes, which explores 200 years of Deaf life in America.

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