Multiple Avenues for Deaf People
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: Gallaudet University Press
Title Page, Copyright
The past half-century has seen major developments and attitude shifts—at the technological, institutional, societal, and personal levels— that have improved the lives of deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf people. Nevertheless, there remain hurdles for deaf people to jump if they are...
Part One: Assistive Technologies
1. Building New Ramps with Hearing Assistive Technology
2. A Conversation with Alfred Sonnenstrahl: Focus on Telecommunications
Alfred Sonnenstrahl is the telecommunications access consultant for Sonny Access Consulting. At the time of this interview (May 2007), however, he was special projects director at Communication Service for the...
3. Cochlear Implants
Robert C. O’Reilly, Amanda J. Mangiardi, H. Timothy Bunnell
Cochlear implants are quickly changing the landscape of hearing loss. Children with a severe-to-profound hearing loss who do not benefit from conventional hearing aids are now able to receive a cochlear...
Part Two: Education and Literacy
I started organizing the deaf department assemblies back at Marquette School, probably because one of my speech classes always had a poem or skit memorized and ready to perform. I relied on the arts as a framework for my speech lessons. Special ed required innumerable repetitions, and having a hearing loss precluded picking up any information...
4. Civil Rights in Deaf Education: Working Toward Empowering Deaf Students and Their Parents
Jami N. Fisher, Philip J. Mattiacci
Several laws have been enacted in the past thirty plus years to benefit persons with disabilities. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 banned discrimination against persons with disabilities; PL-94 142, the Education...
5. Inclusion and the Development of Deaf Identity
One controversial issue in the education of deaf and hard of hearing children is whether these children should be educated in public schools as opposed to specialized residential or day schools. Another...
6. Deaf, Signing, and Oral: A Journey
This chapter will cover many of the people, places, and situations that have shaped me into who I am today as a Deaf, signing, oral, and selfsufficient individual. I am very proud of the journey I have taken this...
7. A Conversation with Grace Walker: Focus on Personal Experiences with a Cochlear Implant
Grace Walker is a resident advisor for high school girls at the Delaware School for the Deaf. We interviewed her in May 2007 about her...
Part Three: Civil Rights
8. A Conversation with Christy Hennessey: Focus on the Workplace
Christy Hennessey is the program coordinator for Deaf and Hard-of- Hearing Services at Independent Resources, Inc., a center for independent living in Wilmington, Delaware. Independent Resources is a...
9. A Conversation with Tony Saccente: Focus on HIV/AIDS Counseling
Tony Saccente worked for ten years (ending in 2006) as the coordinator of deaf services for Housing Works, Inc. This conversation with Tony Saccente took place in May 2005. Housing Works, the nation’s...
10. HIV/AIDS in the United States Deaf Communtiy
Tony Saccente’s interview with the editors of this volume reflects ongoing work fighting HIV/AIDS among Deaf people in New York. In the United States, HIV/AIDS has been a problem in the Deaf community...
11. DPN and Civil Rights
Gregory J. Hlibok
Since childhood, I have understood and asserted my civil rights as an individual—something instilled in me by my parents. Their passionate involvement with Deaf advocacy matters, in pursuit of the...
Page Count: 236
Illustrations: 5 tables, 5 figures
Publication Year: 2008
OCLC Number: 43475896
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