ASL Deaf History Month – 2016
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.
ASL at SBCC
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
Gallaudet University Deaf History Timeline showcases the University Archive’s pictures and commitment to Deaf historical materials.
Sorenson Communication celebrates deaf history month with a variety of interviews and stories.
The American Sign Language Browser provides links to words in every letter of the alphabet, and explains how they are signed with both words and pictures.
American Sign Language University provides resources to help you learn and improve your signing.
The Deaf Resources Library is an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States, as well as Deaf and hard of hearing related topics.
The National Association for the Deaf supports and values Deaf and hard of hearing Americans with diverse perspectives, experiences, and abilities.
Common Myths About Deafness explains the truth behind some falsely understood myths about Deafness.
Why Do Sign Language Interpreters Look So Animated? If you’ve ever wondered, here is your answer.
Pushing Science’s Limits in Sign Language Lexicon is an article from The New York Times that shares about how the Deaf community is creating new scientific and engineering terms in American Sign Language for the Deaf who are interested in careers in those fields.
Through Deaf Eyes, a documentary provided by PBS.
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: