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The Proper Way to Educate the Deaf

A Modern Annotated Translation

First Edition

This volume presents the first complete English translation of the Abbé de l’Épée’s seminal work describing his methodology for educating deaf children. Originally published in French in 1798, ...

Agatha Tiegel Hanson

Our Places in the Sun

Agatha Tiegel Hanson (1873-1959) is regarded as a seminal figure in Deaf history for her writing, advocacy, and leadership, though her accomplishments merit recognition within the larger context of American ...

Turn on the Words!

Deaf Audiences, Captions, and the Long Struggle for Access

By Harry G. Lang
Foreword by Ernest E Hairston
Afterword by Jason Stark
Categories: Deaf History, Deaf Studies

The story of how captioning came into the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people has not been told with any detail, though captions are one of the greatest technological advancements in the effort to ...

A Phone of Our Own

The Deaf Insurrection Against Ma Bell

In 1964, of the more than 85 million telephones in the United States and Canada, less than one percent were used regularly by deaf people. If they didn’t ask their hearing neighbors for help, they depended ...

Controlling Our Destiny

A Board Member’s View of Deaf President Now

In March 1988, students at Gallaudet University led a successful protest to demand the selection of the university’s first deaf president. The Deaf President Now (DPN) movement was a watershed event ...

Get Your Elbow Off the Horn

Stories through the Years

Get Your Elbow Off the Horn is a collection of interactions and observations written by Jack R. Gannon, a lifelong advocate for the Deaf community. Warm and amusing, Gannon’s stories begin with his rural ...

Elements of French Deaf Heritage

French Deaf culture is regarded as a major influence on the formation of other Deaf cultures around the world, notably American Deaf culture. In Elements of French Deaf Heritage, Ulf Hedberg and Harlan ...

A Constant Struggle

Deaf Education in New South Wales Since World War II

Deaf education in New South Wales has made tremendous progress since the end of World War II, yet issues remain for students from their early years of education through secondary high school. Naomi Malone ...

Silent Life and Silent Language

The Inner Life of a Mute in an Institution for the Deaf

Silent Life and Silent Language presents a fictionalized account of life at a Midwestern residential school for deaf students in the years following the Civil War. Based on the experiences of the author, ...

Managing Their Own Affairs

The Australian Deaf Community in the 1920s and 1930s

Managing Their Own Affairs explores how Deaf organizations and institutions were forged in Australia during the early 20th century. During this period, deaf people challenged the authority of the dominant ...