Deaf Culture

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

Clerc Center Resources

200 Years of Deaf Education in America

Information compiled at the Clerc Center about the history of Deaf Education leading up to the current time. Included is a link to a video developed at Gallaudet University titled: America's Founders: Friends of the Deaf.

Books about Deaf Culture (Clerc Center Archives)

List, compiled in 2007 highlighting books available about the culture, language, and experiences that bind deaf people together. It also includes links to publishers of books and resources about Deaf Culture.

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

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

Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education
(Annual magazine published by the Clerc Center)

Deaf Role Models Making a Critical Difference in New Mexico (2011)

Gallaudet University Resources

ASL Connect (in development)

Information about Gallaudet University's online resource ASL Connect which is in development to provide support for learning  American Sign Language. The goal is also for this site to become a resource center that serves as a clearinghouse for information about ASL and Deaf Culture. 

Deaf Historical Resources

Links to numerous resources related to deaf culture including archival history of Gallaudet University, Deaf history research organizations, American Deaf history collections, and the history of organizations for and or of the Deaf.

Stakeholder resources

American Deaf Culture (Holcomb)

Website developed to serve as a companion to the textbook, Introduction to American Deaf Culture. The website discusses topics covered within the book using video clips in American Sign Language.

Community and Culture - Frequently Asked Questions (NAD)

Document developed by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) responding to questions about recommended terminology for use related to individuals who are deaf.

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

Chapter from the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) e-book, developed by the National Center on Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM). It 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)

Learning community for those involved in providing services to connect families of deaf or hard of hearing children with deaf or hard of hearing individuals. It 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.

Deaf Culture and Community (Hands and Voices)

Paper developed as part of Communication Considerations A to ZTM, a series from Hands & Voices designed to help families and professionals access information and resources to assist them in raising and educating children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Deafhood Foundation

Website of organization providing education about being Deaf. Included are resources and videos. 

Deaf Professional Arts Network (D-PAN)

Website of a nonprofit organization dedicated to making music and music culture accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Included on this website are American Sign Language music videos of popular songs created by D-PAN.

De'VIA Curriculum

Lesson plans, videos, images, focusing on Deaf View/Image Art. Topics include motifs, themes, colors, and other artistic elements. Media include painting, film, mosaic, graffiti, and sculpture. Resources also include NAEA standards, expectations for working with Deaf artists, and a directory. 

International Committee of Sports for the Deaf - Deaflympics 

Website sharing the achievements of past Deaflympics and future games.

National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD)

Website of the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD). NTD is an acting company comprised of deaf and hearing actors. Each performance unfolds simultaneously in two languages, American Sign Language for the eye and spoken English for the ear.

Ski Hi: Deaf Mentor Program

A Deaf Mentor program and curriculum is available through the Ski Hi Institute. The goal is to assist families and agencies in implementing home based training for families seeking to learn more about the cultural aspects of raising a child who is Deaf; including learning of ASL. They offer a Deaf Mentor Curriculum through Hope, Inc. Publications.

Through Deaf Eyes 

This website discusses a documentary exploring 200 years of Deaf Life in America. The documentary includes interviews with prominent members of the deaf Community.

World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)

Website of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), an international non-profit and non-governmental organization of deaf associations from 133 countries.

Last revised November 2017

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