CDs, DVDs, and videotapes
Mailing lists, user groups & chat rooms
Online teaching and learning
Outside assessment and certification
Periodicals and articles
Workshops and conferences
|Accessibility||ADA & Deaf rights||American Sign Language||American Sign Language dictionaries||Artistic interpreting: Music, poetry, literature, and theater|
|ASL storytelling||Assistive devices for the Deaf||Blogs and vlogs||Cochlear implants||Children of Deaf Adults (Codas)|
|Community interpreting ("freelance")||Consecutive interpreting||Cued Speech||Cumulative Motion Injury||Deaf advocacy and politics|
|Deaf crafts & prints||Deaf culture||Deaf dance||Deaf education||Deaf film / videography [as an art form]|
|Deaf history and current events||Deaf interpreter||Deaf literature||Deaf oppression||Deaf painting and sculpture|
|Deaf performing arts||Deaf photography||Deaf poetry||Educational interpreting||Ethics|
|General interpreting issues||General reference resources||Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened adults||The history of interpreting||Interpreter education (for students)|
|Interpreter education (for teachers)||Interpreting agencies and coordinators||Interpreting for technical topics||Interpreting legislation (Educational, health sciences and legal)||Legal interpreting|
|Machine interpretation or transcription||Medical/Mental health and Deafness||Multicultural interpreting||Notation systems (written and v isual representations of Sign Languages)||Oral deaf|
|Religious/spiritual interpreting||Simultaneous interpreting||Team interpreting||Tri-Lingual interpreting||Video interpreting|
|Vocabulary building (English and ASL)|
Note: A flag next to a link shows what language the website is in. If it is followed by this icon: (), it is a video in that spoken language. If it is followed by this icon: , it is in the sign language of that country, except for ASL which is most frequent here and is shown thusly:. If a globe is followed by this hands icon, there is an animated text in International Gesture.
Captioning sucks! Not enough of it! They don't listen! It's hard to read! Deaf people settle for crumbs! The wrong kind! The fox is watching the henhouse! There *are* no standards!
Herrod, L. Deafness and the User Experience. An interesting thing has happened on the web in the last 18 months—the web community has become more aware of deafness and how it influences accessible design practices. First, Joe Clark launched The Open & Closed Project (OCP) in November, 2006. Second, in early April, The OCP launched the Captioning Sucks! site.
Navigadget. (2008, March 21). GPS Ranger now with sign language. GPS Ranger, a multimedia GPS touring device with a four-inch LCD screen and amplified audio system from BarZ made their virtual tours more accessible to both deaf and hard of hearing people, by first adding a captioning option to the device. And now for the first time, they have created a tour available completely in American Sign Language (ASL), a tour of Austin, Texas.
The Open & Closed Project is a new research project headquartered in Toronto. Our main goal is to improve quality by setting standards for the four fields of accessible media – captioning, audio description, subtitling, and dubbing. We’ll develop those standards through research and evidence-gathering. Where research or evidence is missing on a certain topic, we’ll carry it out ourselves. We’ll test the finished standards for a year in the real world, then publish them. (You’ll be able to download them for free or buy them in several formats.) Then we’ll develop training and certification programs for practitioners. It will finally be possible to become a certified captioner (or audio describer or subtitler or dubbing artist). We’ll also develop and test improved fonts for captioning and subtitling (already underway). We’ll develop a universal file format.
VITAC'S LIVE CAPTIONING MAKES NBC'S BROADCASTS ACCESSIBLE TO OVER 30 MILLION DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING VIEWERS DURING COVERAGE OF THE BEIJING OLYMPICS, AUGUST 8-24, 2008.
ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act. Resources and Organizations.
ADA home page.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Homepage / U.S. Department of Justice.
Attorneys, courts, and government agencies' responsibilities to Deaf and hearing impaired under the ADA.
Commonly asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and law enforcement / U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section.
Disability discrimination in the workplace.
Ensuring linguistic access in health care settings: Legal rights and responsibilities. In order to ensure access to care for limited English proficient residents, there are a number of federal and state laws and policies that compel publicly funded health care programs and activities to provide language access. This issue brief focuses on the language access responsibilities of health care and coverage providers pursuant to federal civil rights laws. (This is a downloadable pdf file.)
Legal issues for physicians: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Hearing Interpreters. The AMA's position on the provision of interpreters to patients "who are hearing disabled."
Rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing under the ADA.
Supreme Court cases involving the ADA. This is a search engine that is already titled for your convenience.
TMCnet.com. (2008, August 7). 911 Enable Partners with Snap!VRS to Provide Enhanced 911 Video Calling: Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Speech Impaired Customers Able to Access 911 Through Video Relay Service. 911 Enable (News - Alert), an industry leading 911 service provider, announced today that it will provide E911 call routing services for Snap!VRS, the video relay service provider that distributes the Ojo video phone. As a result, 911 emergency video calls can now be placed using Snap!VRS by individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired.
U.S. Department of Justice.
Americans with Disabilities Act: FAQ (Frequently asked questions).
About American Sign Language, Karen Nakamura.
American Sign Language: A language of USA.
American Sign Language browser.
American Sign Language fonts.
American Sign Language Linguistic Research Project.
American Sign Language videos.
Sign dictionaries, CD-ROMs and videos.
Tips for ASL students.
ASL Access gives you access to ASL stories and ASL lessons for all ages and stages - and more. How? Easy! You let your library, school, college, agency, or other organization know about ASL Access, and we help the staff to find and buy great ASL videos for you to borrow. Tell everyone you know about ASL Access. Get your hands on ASL!
ASL on the web.
Interpreting with the whole body: Expanding the concept of non-manual behavior - One day workshop. See resources list for websites on non-manual behavior in ASL as well as in English.
Belka, R. W. Is American Sign Language a "foreign" language?
Berke, J. Sign names.
Boutcher, J. (14 July 1994). Noam Chomsky and Deafness.
Coltrane, B. CAL Resource Guides Online. Introduction, Digests, Dictionaries, Web Sites, Organizations, Videos and Software, Journals, Books, ERIC Documents.
Contreras, R. (Fall 2002). Sociolinguistic Variation of ASL Sociolinguistics: The study of language and linguistic behavior as influenced by social and cultural factors.
Create rubrics for your project-based learning activities: Storytelling. This page allows you to create a great rubric for ASL storytelling with some slight modifications.
David, D. Photography in the language development of Deaf children.
Deaf Linx: Sign Language.
DiGi, B. (2007, May 9). The Sweet Smell of Victory for ASL!The Rush-Henrietta School District made a proposal to phase out ASL class as a foreign language credit that the 8th graders have been earning a credit that is equivalent to high school level. The fight was presented by the deaf community members to confront the board in a town meeting where many spoke out to preserve ASL in middle school. It led to convince the board to unanimously vote to keep ASL classes in middle school. See how this model has set up an example of unity to make the outcome desirable by the deaf community.
Dufoe, S. (1993). Review of American Sign Language: Linguistic and applied dimensions, by Wilbur, Ronnie B.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Language and Linguistics.
Erting, L. & Pfau, J. (24 July 1997) Becoming bilingual.
Frequently used ASL idioms and expressions. Uses glosses and only helps if you already know the sign.
Gallaudet University Library.
HandSpeak is a paid site, but has many interesting features on ASL. Not only does it have a dictionary, but has articles on Deaf culture and some poetry.
I is muck. Try clicking on "Photography"; it became a dead link within the website but may be reinstated.
Inspiration in language arts. Improve language arts outcomes for grades 6-12 with Inspiration and these 30+ standards-based lesson plans covering analysis, persuasion, narration, and expression.
International ASL meet-up day.
Kiss-Hand ASL. IX-me kiss-hand TEACH ASL IX-me WANT SHARE INFORMATION DISCUSS ISSUES "your" ASL TEACH
Lesson tutor American Sign Language home page. ASL lessons and articles.
Lifeprint.com: ASL University. First 100 Signs, Bibliography, Bookstore, Checklist, Contact, Course Advisor, Course Catalog, Dictionary, Fingerspelling Tool, Fingerspelling explanation, Fingerspelling Quizzes, Fingerspelling Wallpaper: ABC's, Font Download, Frequently Asked Questions, Glossary, Dr. Bill "quick bio", Longer Bio, Interpreting, Jokes, Lessons, Letter to the Student, Library, Newsletter, Numbers, Permission, Reflections of an ASL Student (Peer Advice), Registration (You do NOT need to register), Resources, Safari Bill, Schedule, Translate using bablefish, Syllabi, Teaching ASL (Advice and resources for teachers), Terminology, Testing (under construction), Why study ASL?, Workbook download (under constant development), Archives, Accreditation.
MacFarlane, J. (n.d.) The Grammaticization of WRONG in American Sign Language.
Mahshie, S. (14 July 1997) A first language: Whose choice is it?
Markowicz, H. (1978). American Sign Language: Fact and fancy. Foreword, Introduction, Myth: Sign Language is universal, Myth: Reality must be word-based, Myth: Sign Language is iconic, Myth: Signs are glorified gestures, Myth: ASL is concrete, Myth: ASL is ungrammatical, Myth: ASL is ideographic, Language and community (Variation: A product of language use, ASL in the Deaf community), Afterword: Beyond Signs, For further reading, Acknowledgements.
Matt's world: What is ASL?
Parkhurst, S. J. & Parkhurst, D. (1995). Language and the Deaf.
Pronouns in English and ASL.
Tense in English and ASL.
Schroeder, C.kalalau52's Videos. Almost 400 videos about ASL from a historical and linguistic perspective. Extremely informative and scholarly.
sign can you. You can buy the book, but you don't need to. You can read it all right here. That's right, you can read the entire book for free, but there are benifits to buying it. The book is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches so it's easy to carry for easy reference. The book has plastic comb binding so it lies flat on a table, leaving both hands free for easy practice. The book includes the DVD, your essential tool.
SigningOnline.com. Using advanced Internet technology and effective teaching methodologies, SigningOnline.com is designed to teach you American Sign Language from home, school, work, a library, an airport terminal, an Internet cafe, or anywhere you may be with an Internet connection, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Sign Language facts.
Sound and fury - Deaf culture - Intro to Sign Language.
States that recognize ASL as a foreign language.
Talking Hands ASL. We are committed to innovating the best American Sign Language (ASL) products available. At Talking Hands ASL we are continually looking ahead to the next-generation of products: additional book series, exciting sign language games, unique deaf gifts, and ASL clothing with identity.
The American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet.
The Linguist list: Topic-oriented sites.
Tiny fingers. Sign language classes for babies and their parents.
Tuggy, D. (1996). Report on 1995 LSA Summer Institute.
Wallace Memorial Library - NTID/Deaf studies.
Welch, T.deafpcatoby's Videos. 75 videos on many aspects of Deaf culture, language, and history.
Wilcox, S. (n.d.) A short history of ASL.
YouTube - Everyday ASL's channel.
About.com. Sign Language glossary. A comprehensive sign language glossary based on several online sign language dictionaries. Not a bad idea to start here so that you can have one-stop shopping instead of searching from site to site. But remember there are many other on-line dictionaries that are not included here, so if you fail, try the others below.
ASL browser.QuickTime movies with a very expressive sign model.
ASL Pro. A free ASL educational website featuring over 6,000 signs. Main dictionary: Over 4000 signs; religious dictionary: Over 1200 interdenominational signs; Conversational Dictionary: Over 2000 common phrases. Quizzes.
Signs for technical/specialized vocabulary. Written in gloss.
Born2sign. Basic sign vocabulary for children.
Cislunar Aerospace, Inc. Sign Language Dictionary. Avatar illustrations. Small, but has some very interesting entries. Principally aeronautics and some science.
COMETS - Technical Signs. Many professionals have contacted us over the years in search of a field-specific or "technical" sign for a term used in mathematics or science. This web-based Science/Mathematics Sign Lexicon identifies published sources (books, CDs) where a sign may be found for a term. If an X appears next to the term, this means we have not yet identified a published source that includes a sign.
Deaf Jesus - Vocabulary.
Deaf Missions. Animated dictionary of religious signs. Clear animation with many entries.
DictionaryOfSign.com. American Sign Language. Many entries. Some useful vocabulary not often seen in other dictionaries of this type.
Digital Video Dictionary, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. In 2000, a class of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center found a way that was successful for them. The class took a bilingual approach to literacy by creating their own digital video dictionary. The digital video dictionary helped them to build their vocabulary and improve their reading and writing skills. The Digital Video Dictionary is an electronic collection of pictures, English words, signs, fingerspelling, ASL sentences and English sentences.
Everyday ASL's channel (You Tube).
gnarlydork. (2007, May 2). ASL signs. Most are "slangs" (best word I can say at this moment) which you won't find in your typical ASL textbooks. Those signs are my most common words used among my HS friends and myself. ANSWERS for you to CHEAT. Try and rew the video before you go ahead and read this first. You need to practice your comprehension first-- how else will you fully grasp a language if you don't TRY? All of them are written in ASL-- so do YOUR RESEARCH and figure out what is the English equivalent. "Sick me" "Yeah" nose "Drool" "Hot-neck" "Snot-throw" "Gullible" "Think Me Nothing?" "Puh-PLease" "Scoff" "Finish Immature" "Scam"
HandSpeak is a paid site, but has many interesting features. Short movie files show many interesting sign entries, not only of ASL but Gestuno and some foreign signs.
Lifeprint.com: ASL University. ASL - American Sign Language. A living language evolves to meet the ever changing needs of the people who use it. Lexicography, (the making of dictionaries), is like painting sunsets. By the time the paint dries the subject has changed. American Sign Language is constantly adapting to the needs of Deaf people, our families, and our associates. As time goes on, this dictionary will become more sophisticated and include advanced features. For now, it serves its purpose of providing a quick and easy reference for my students. --Dr. Bill Vicars
Needs Outreach. American Sign Language library. Auto mechanics, biology, countries, geography, government, mathematics, physics, and US history.
Schneider, E. E. American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE) dictionary. Line drawings of signs on group together on pages. Somewhat difficult to read and bested by others represented here.
Sign Language index page.Dictionary with frame by frame stills of signs.
SignWriting online dictionaries.
Valley Bible Church. ASL dictionary of religious words.
abcaslgloss. This group is an offshoot from Sign4Him [Webmaster's note: see below], in order to keep our glossed songs easily accessible. Basically, this is a gloss bank. It is a forum where people can find and post glosses to their favorite songs, religious or otherwise. All gloss ideas welcome.
ASL Music - An Oxymoron?I have been watching several people using ASL to translate lyrical songs sung by famous singers or lyrics from well known songs. The idea of translating lyrical songs with American Sign Language is a bit strange to me.
asleveryday. (2007, October 6). ASL MUSIC VIDEO-IN MEMORY OF DAVID ADAMS (DEAF).ASL MUSIC BY B.A.D; FILM BY AIDAN MACK; PHOTO BY JOSHUA MATTHEW DENEEF; MUSIC BY KENNY CHESNEY.
ASL Shakespeare Project. This project will be available for purchase in the future, but not through this web site. I hope to post it when I am informed.
Nykateen. (2008, June 16). ASL teacher signing Alicia Keys.
Resources for religious interpreting: Christianity - Hymns in ASL.
Songs and ritual texts: Table of contents.
Creative Access: Accessible Broadway.
Crevis4. (2006, April 25). Beat it in Sign Language.
DeepCityG. (2007, April 4). G the STAR doing 2 songs.1. Dance Song "I want to be the man for you!" 2. Singing Song "Day by Day Song"
Deaf Connection Orange County. (24 October 2006). Deaf choir.
DeMayo, R. (25 October 2006). Robert DeMayo signing to "Celebrate" song ASL.Robert DeMayo, well-known Deaf Actor, came to UCONN to perform for us with Letter Stories and his final one is the song "Celebrate" I believe thats the name of the song via ASL. [Webmaster's note: Here is an example of how a Deaf person interprets a song. Notice how he is willing to add dance steps and other movements some interpreter might feel were "adding" to the song.]
D-PAN ASL Music Videos.
Half-n-Half: Musically inspired ASL storytelling workshops.
Hands On interpreter education, technical assistance and consultations.
Hands On Sign interpreted performances.
Interpreted shows in Portland, Oregon.
iPod Shuffle commercial with Sign Language.
ipplady. (2007, November 15). ASL music.Baby Got Back in ASL.
Jacobson, J. (2004). Sign Language for Singers. You will learn over 160 beautiful movements most commonly used by singers. The gestures are alphabetized for ease of use, with easy-to-follow definitions and demonstration photos for further visual reference. Also included are 10 featured songs: Hearts Around the World, I See with My Heart, I'll Care, We Remember, Child of the World, Like a Mighty Stream, We Live the Dream (with “Dona Nobis Pacem”), Silent Night, Kumbaya, America the Beautiful.
Klusza, M. (2004). Early Mornin' - Britney Spears.This was at Gallaudet University's Fashion Show in 2004. Performed by Megan Klusza.
(2007, August 27). "The Rose" ASL Version.
kz543g. (2008, May 10). "I'm Movin' On" music with asl.,
(2006, February 3). Danny's group song final. Webmaster: Some clever choreography while interpreting the songs as a group.
Lyrics.com. A good place to go when you know the name of the song you have to interpret, but you don't have the words.
Mayo, J. (2008, August 8). Sign a song. Unlike most members of music groups, Shirley Childress doesn't play an instrument or sing. In fact, when she performs with her ensemble - hometown favorites Sweet Honey in the Rock - she remains cloaked in silence. Miss Childress delivers her part of the harmony using only her hands, her body, her face - and yet, the impact of her storytelling is no less profound than that of her louder counterparts. To some people, her performances are the sun around which everything else onstage circles.
meekakitty. (2008, July 23). Daft Hands-SIGN LANGUAGE!-Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
MirPwns. (5 July 2006). Keith Wannis a hilarious CODA comedian. I took a few of his classes at a silent weekend in Tampa.
Mullane, M. (2002, November 12). Julliard interpreter training.
(2008, February 23). ASL, Music, and freedom of expression. This is on older (recently acessed) vlog I did discussing my two favorite things and my hypothesis on why this world is so disjointed.
proGrammar's Videos.Independent hip-hop artist proGrammar (download these for free at proGrammar.net) interprets his own lyrics into American Sign Language. Intriguing ASL!
Romesy, S. (2006, December 16). interpreted camp song.
roxycagrl. (2008, January 11). If I Were Your Woman ASL American Sign Language music video.
Sia - Soon We'll Be Found.In "Soon We'll Be Found", Sia creates a dreamland of dayglo and shadow puppets where sleep has the power to liberate you from your troubles. So if you're seeking freedom, Sia brings it to you right here.
Sign Language interpreting in the theatre or alternate site. This offers some nice practical advice that's not too long and quite helpful.
sign language singers.Really cute!
silentredwolf. (2008, July 21). Interpreting song in concert.What interpreter should do to sign song with concept behind the meaning of this song or just follow lyrics?
Sounds Of Sign, Inc. (doing business as Music In Motion) is a not for profit, tax- exempt educational program designed to promote Deaf awareness in the community. Due to the vast increase of Deaf and hearing-impaired persons in this country, American Sign Language (ASL) has recently been recognized by the U.S. government as a foreign language, with its own grammar and syntax. There are many more Deaf students and employees present in our schools and workplaces. Unfortunately, due to a lack of education and communication skills, many of us are unaware of the needs and challenges of Deaf and hearing-impaired persons. Music In Motion is dedicated to bridging that gap.
st0rmfx's Videos. Webmaster: These are really CrAzY, wild, over the top, delightful music videos in ASL.
The National Arts and Disability Center.
Timm, D. (2001, December 12). Performing arts interpreting: Qualification, recognition, and betterment through education.
(2007, January 8). My love will go on.
Yelon, L. (2002, September). Signs of the times: Interpreters perfect their craft.
YouTube - allyballybabe's Channel.
YouTube - Captainl0ver's Channel.
YouTube - jneiderer's Channel.
YouTube - kreiger's Channel.
YouTube - niner1337's Channel.
YouTube - rpgerling's Channel.
YouTube - signingsis's Channel.
YouTube - tiffanythill's Channel.
AJONFILM. (2006, March 18). An Idiot Boy And A Motorbike.
Andrews, A. YouTube - awti's Videos.
Chung, W. (2007, April 1). ABC Story Steam Engine by Wonsuk Chung. Look for the handshapes of A - Z to see this story unfold. At the end of the video there are illustrated drawings by Wonsuk to help non-signers identify the handshape letters with the message. ABC stories are a unique form of ASL literature - no other literature in the world creates ABC stories that I am aware of.
Color of Sign. (2007, February 22). ASL ABC Story!One of the fun and special traditions enjoyed and shared by the Deaf Community is signing stories using Number or Alphabet hand shapes. In these stories, various hand shapes do not stand for the numbers and letters themselves, but are used as signs or gestures to convey concepts. They are signed in alphabetical or numerical order, and used in amazing ways to sign or act out a story.
(2007, July 17). Deaf man's storytell in ASL "The Sinful Dude and the Police". This video is my first video of ASL storytelling on youtube.com. Warn, there is some of dirty words in this video... Hope you would enjoy my video!.
Glickman, K. (11 October 2206). "Pot" - An ABC Story by Ken Glickman.Ken, as "Prof. Glick" in his classic DEAFology 101 comedy performance, signs a story using the handshapes of each letter of the alphabet. For more info, see his web site at www.deafology.com.
Hall, K. (25 October 2006). Kristine Hall's A-Z, A-Z Gally Protest Story. ABC Story told in American Sign Language ABC Story told in American Sign Language about the current protest at Gallaudet University.
Holcomb, D. (2007, March 6). A to Z Prison Story in ASL.
Assistech - Special needs.
Assistive Technology - Independent Living Technologies. Communication, Hearing, Vision, Mobility, Ergonomics, Furniture, Lighting, Workstations, Software, Switches, Learning & Classroom, Bathroom, Keyboards & Mice, Kitchen & Household, Toys & Recreation, Personal Safety.
DeafBuy.com. Your solution for ASL, Deaf and Hard of Hearing products.
Deafworks. Products for the Deaf and hard of hearing.
Described and Captioned Media Program. Explore our Web site to learn how we are living our mission to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. The DCMP is an idea that works thanks to funding by the U.S. Department of Education and administration by the National Association of the Deaf.
EnableMart is the worldwide leader in assistive technology distribution. With customers in all 50 states and over 45 foreign countries, EnableMart provides over 3,000 assistive technology and assistive living devices from over 200 manufacturers. EnableMart's market leadership is the direct result of the goal to become an all inclusive source for assistive technology and assistive living devices.
Etymotic Research, Inc. (ER) is a research, development and manufacturing company located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The name "Etymotic" (pronounced "et-im-OH-tik.") means "true to the ear." Established in 1983, ER's mission is to design high-fidelity products to measure, improve and protect hearing. ER has developed and patented some of the most innovative hearing technology available today. ER's products are used worldwide by scientists, hearing practitioners, hearing-impaired consumers, professional and amateur musicians, and others who insist on superior sound quality.
GoAmerica offers a variety of accessories to make your wireless experience even better.
Harc Mercantile. Assistive listening devices.
Krown Manufactoring. Amplified phone, signaling devices, alarm clock, Krown Series, Pocket Series, MemoryPrinter Series, PortaPrinter Series, PortaView Series, Other TTY.
The Technology Access Program is a research group focusing on technologies and services that eliminate communication barriers traditionally faced by people who are deaf and hard of hearing. TAP is part of Gallaudet University’s Department of Communication Studies. These links lead to papers, references, tutorials, presentation slides, conference proceedings and other information: Technology access policy, Emergency telecommunications, Video telecommunications, Text telecommunications, Voice telecommunications, Relay telecommunications, Captioning, Standards related to communications access, Demographics.
Anand, S. (2007, June 9). Sign of the Times: Video, Email Are Boons to the Deaf; Internet and Texting Open 'A Fourth Dimension' Of Real-Time Conversation.
Bob's Vlogs - Gallaudet University.
Buck Naked Bison.
Deaf-Blogs :: Freedom of Speech.
Deaf Cinematic Filmblog.The most crucial ingredient is this: A burning passion to make a film/video.
DeafDC for Washington DC Deaf Professionals - DPHH.
Deaf in the City.
Deaf people's inner voice.
DeafRead.com.Best of Deaf Blogs and news.
DeafVIDEO.TV - Deaf Videos.
Deaf world as eye see it.A collection of Vlogs done by Amy Cohen Efron.
Ella's Flashlight.A Deaf mute’s search for Deafhood enlightment.
exodus: refuge from exile.
Frontrunners through Sarah's eyes!
Interpretopia. My name is Nicole Montagna and I am an American Sign Language/English Interpreter. I hold CI and CT certifications from RID. Currently, I am also a graduate student at SFSU majoring in Instructional Technologies. This blog chronicles my adventures in sign language interpreting. I have been studying ASL and involved with the Deaf community for 16 years.
Jared's Global Microbrand.
Joey's ASL vlog. Best my, your, our opinion in ASL.
Just wondering outloud.
Kalalau's Kornerinvites you to embark on your journey into the world according to Carl Schroeder. There is always an argument to be made when we talk about American Sign Language (ASL) as our form of speech. The use of ASL is first and foremost about the truth about our inalienable right, our raison d'etre, our right to be Deaf. This V-BlogAZINE, Kalalau's Korner, is also about Carl's form of entertainment.
Kiss-Hand ASL.IX-me kiss-hand TEACH ASL IX-me WANT SHARE INFORMATION DISCUSS ISSUES "your" ASL TEACH
Krieger, J. See what you say; say what you see.
L3NOIS.This site is for anyone who is curious what's up with me. My name is Jon-Lenois Savage. I'm proud to be deaf, use American Sign Language, and live in San Diego, CA. I want to share my life and family (Wife Holly, Daughter Renny, and Son Lenny) through Vlog and Blog with you. What's Lenois? That's my dad's and my middle name, and my son's first name aka "Lenny". I call us "L3NOIS" as 3rd generations that are alive.
Laird Jr., G. (19 August 2006). Deaf Business Blog.Since blog are getting popular in deaf community, some deaf-related business (relay service, for example) jumped into it, too.
Lantana's Latitude: Through Deaf Eyes.
Lestina, J. ABC: Always be cool.
Many Tribes... because the Deaf nation has many tribes. A blog about equality, education, asking hard questions about lifelivingDeafhoodetc., and dedicated to the proposition that we all evolved equally.
Mr. Sandman's Sandbox. The musings of a Deaf Californian on life, politics, religion, sex, and other unmentionables. This blog is not guaranteed to lead to bon mots appropriate for dinner-table conversation; make of it what you will.
NAD President Blog.
Ridor Live.Home to arguably the most controversial Deaf blogger in America.
Singin’ & Signin’ gotta sing, gotta sign, gotta talk about it!
Sonny James, A Deaf Activist. To Promote Self-Advocacy for the Deaf, by the Deaf.
The ear of my heart.My name is LaRonda Zupp, and this is the story of my journey into deafhood. At the tender age of 17, I lost my hearing suddenly due to the side effects of medication given to treat a rare illness. I did not just wake up to a world of silence. I was given a call to adventure!
YouTube - annestapleton's Channel.
YouTube - deafreformed's Videos.
YouTube - grantlairdjr's Videos.
YouTube - leviathanc's Videos.
YouTube - mkrajnak's Channel.
YouTube - MyHappyHands's Channel.
YouTube - UMnet's Videos.
About.com on cochlear implants.
AllDeaf.com. Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants.
An American Mom in Tuscany: Jordan's Cochlear Implant Story.
Clarion cochlear implant site.
Cochlear Implant Association Inc. home page.
Cochlear Implant Education Center.
DeafLinx. Cochlear implants.
Entific Medical Systems is committed to hearing and facial rehabilitation. We are a rapidly-expanding medical systems company focusing on bone anchored applications based around the principle of osseointegration. Find out more about our Baha® and Vistafix systems which are improving the quality of life for people all over the world.
Good Morning America (ABC). (29 April 2003). A new world of sound.Recorded on videotape by Ed Cantrell, transferred to Quicktime, and open captioned. Best viewed in full screen to be able to read the caption.
Nevala, A. E. (28 September 2000). Technology helps a young deaf woman break the silence.
Nucleus Cochlear Implant Systems.
Santiago, R. Translating poetic discourse.
Sound and Fury online.
Stape, W. N. (18 December 2006). Is Sign Language dying? Technology threatens unique language.
YouTube - StLouisEar's Videos.
Zak, O. Cochlear Implants - Opinions.
Being with Deaf people. Good to print up for Hearing people that sometimes have to interact with a Deaf person without an interpreter, such as at work between official meetings.
Bowen, M. (September 2000). Community interpreting.
Cost of living comparison calculator.
Dunn, D. Information about learning Sign Language and interpreting as a career.
(2001). Salary comparison matrix. Salary comparisons of a staff interpreter, a K-12 interpreter, and a private practice interpreter.
FilesTaxes.com. From here you can file your W-2, 1099, and 941 forms without having to leave your home or office.
What to look for in an agency.
Hawkins, J. (14 December 2001). Interpreting for award ceremonies and banquets.
The international salary calculator: relocation, cost of living, real estate. Find out the salary you would need to make in a different city to maintain the same standard of living that you have now. Based on cost-of-living indexes for hundreds of U.S and international cities. You can put in the exact salary you want to compare; if you don't, it will compare it to $100K. Make sure to put in whether you want to rent or own, it can make a big difference!
Internal Revenue Service. Determination of worker status for purposes of Federal employment taxes and income tax withholding. A dowloadable pdf file.
Kinsella, T. A look at race, gender and community. Elitism among professionals.
Marsh Affinity Group: Professional liability insurance (has worked with RID members).
Mikkelson, H. The professionalization of community interpreting.
Morfeld, C. Employee or independent contractor?
Professional Upbeat Database Designs (PUDDesigns) offers a variety of tracking databases that enable Freelance Interpreters, Translators, Linguists and Agencies to manage, track, and organize their business by using Microsoft Access program. To download one of our databases you must have the Microsoft Access program installed on your computer. Calculate mileage, billable rates and hours automatically; Manage and track all your clients’ information; Track, update, edit invoices by just a click of a button; Automatically calculates your future date of payment. Present a more professional invoice with less discrepancies; Type specific range of dates to get total earned.
Publication 587 - Business use of your home: Qualifying for a deduction.
Salary/Cost-of-Living data. Under this category, click on any of the following: "DataMasters Salary Survey", "DataMasters Cost of Living Calc.", "Salary.com Salary Survey", and "Relocation Costs".
Tax Workshop Notes. These notes were taken at a tax workshop given by Schwartz Financial Services LLC. They are being posted here for people who attended the workshop but were not able to take notes.
TerpJobs.com. Education, Entry Level, General Community, Government, Healthcare, Legal, Management, New Grad, Other, Training, Video Relay.
Tips for using conference interpreters.
TurboTax.com. Software programs for doing your own taxes.
US General Services Administration (GSA) Consumer Information Center. Request two free brochures: "Starting a business" (Pub. 599D) and "Running a small business" (Pub. 597D).
About.com. Kids of Deaf Aults (KODA).
CODA - Children of Deaf adults, is a non-profit organization for the adult hearing sons and daughters of deaf parents. The organization began in 1983 and has grown to include people from many different countries and very different family and extended family situations. The CODA experience is strikingly similar across the world. Regardless if you come from a family with one deaf parent, both deaf parents, additional deaf family members, families who signed, families who didn't, etc., you are welcome here.
CODA BROTHERS: OLSON BROTHERS TRUE CODA STORIES.
Deaf Literature Sampler: CODA-Deaf Parents-Hearing Children.
Deaf Online > Families & Friends > CODA, DOHA, DODA and HOHA.
Deaf_Parents is a chat/support list for those deaf parents with hearing children. This list brings adult children of deaf parents (*codas) together WITH deaf parents, so that they can share experiences with each other. The requirements for membership are: - be 18 years of age or older; - be a deaf parent or an adult child of deaf parents.
DeafToday. (January 26, 2006). Comedian Keith Wann brings humor to CODA experiences through shows and DVD.
Gallaudet Library Pathfinder: Deaf Parents of Hearing Children. The Gallaudet University Library contains much material relating to deaf parents of hearing children. This pathfinder is designed to help you find information and materials about deaf parents of hearing children.
Half-N-Half - Sherry Hicks. Sherry is an extraordinary woman artist who has developed into an exceptional solo and collaborative performance artist. Her work focuses on improvization in ASL storytelling. Sherry blends the elements of theatre, music, movement and native ability with sign language with her uncanny ability to enchant her audiences of all ages and backgrounds. ASL is her first language and all the members of her family are Deaf, she is the only hearing member (Oh Coda) (Only Hearing Child of Deaf adults) of her family. This rich experience has shaped her worldview which is what Sherry calls Deaf centric and Coda centric. She is a prolific artist has written three plays; two creative non-fiction literary works, and as produced several videotapes of her performances of these works. Her career has spanned over two decades and she considers her work to be on the edge of Deaf culture and at the heart of coda culture.
Harvie, J. CODA Is My Identity.
imacoda.blogspot.com. A coda is the piece of a music that is distinct from the rest of it and yet a part of the whole. It's also the name Millie Brother adopted when she founded Children of Deaf Adults. I am a coda and this is my song.
Laird, G. (2007. March 10). Do you still use your child(ren) as interpreter?
Malinowski's Bio & Workshop Information.
Metro Maryland Koda.
Mother Father Deaf. As a mother of three Kodas, I am experiencing new things in such a refreshing light. I feel fortunate, to see what I may have been like as a child. The adorable signing, the obvious Deaf traits, and the inquisitive minds. I am inspired by my children.
RID's Special Interest Groups (SIGS). Scroll down to "Interpreters with Deaf Parents".
Thumann, M. A Coda shares insight - The Salk Insitute.
Touch of love poetry.
WHAT DOES THE SUN SOUND LIKE. The totally true tales of a hearing daughter growing up in a deaf family & culture. Written & performed by Arlene Malinowski.
Wikipedia. Child of deaf adult.
YouTube - Olsonterp's Videos.
Consecutive vs. simultaneous interpreting.