Bilingual Bimodal eBooks


RISE eBooks (Reading Involves Shared Experience)  are a product of collaboration between Gallaudet University and Swarthmore College since 2013 under the guidance of Prof. Gene Mirus and Prof. Donna Jo Napoli. They are designed to delight deaf children and the adults who share the books with them, whether those adults be comfortable signers or not. The goal is to promote shared reading, an experience that enhances developing literacy skills.

All eBooks were created by teams of students from both institutions, with a native deaf signer providing a signed version of the tales.