ASL Deaf History Month – 2016

Hands signing the letters ASL

The library is honoring National Deaf History Month. Deaf History Month celebrates Deaf culture and strives to build greater understanding of Deaf culture, history, civil rights, contributions, and achievements.

It’s interesting to consider that education for Deaf Americans was hard to find for many years, and hard fought for, as well.


The School of Modern Languages at SBCC offers an American Sign Language program with a wide variety of courses that students at all levels can take. With library resources close at hand, it’s easy to learn more about Deaf culture and American Sign Language, whether in a class or at your computer.

Check out some interesting links related to sign language and Deaf culture

Books in the Luria Library

The library catalog also has books related to the Deaf or American Sign Language, a few of which are featured below:

Hands of my father

deaf world

deaf american poetry anthology

american sign language handshape dictionary