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ACCESS: Multiple Avenues for Deaf People

ACCESS: Multiple Avenues for Deaf People

by Doreen DeLuca
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563683938

ISBN-13: 9781563683930

Pub. Date: 11/15/2008

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

The companion to Signs and Voices: Deaf Culture, Identity, Language, and Arts, this volume presents an accomplished group of contributors who address the major technological, institutional, and societal advances in access for deaf people, as well as the remaining hurdles. Part One: Assistive Technologies begins with Maggie Casteel’s description

Overview

The companion to Signs and Voices: Deaf Culture, Identity, Language, and Arts, this volume presents an accomplished group of contributors who address the major technological, institutional, and societal advances in access for deaf people, as well as the remaining hurdles. Part One: Assistive Technologies begins with Maggie Casteel’s description of the latest innovative hearing assistive technology. Al Sonnenstrahl discusses his career as a deaf engineer who segued into advocating for equal access in telecommunications. Robert C. O’Reilly, Amanda J. Mangiardi, and H. Timothy Bunnell outline the process of cochlear implantation in children.

Jami N. Fisher and Philip J. Mattiacci open Part Two: Education and Literacy by examining civil rights issues in education. Michael Stinson considers the conflict that inclusion creates in developing a deaf identity. Lisa Herbert discusses her identity as a signing deaf person who also has a cochlear implant. Grace Walker focuses on her experiences with a cochlear implant that eventually led her to stop using it.

In the final section, Part Three: Civil Rights, Christy Hennessey describes her work as an advocate and job placement counselor with deaf and hard of hearing people. Tony Saccente discusses HIV/AIDs counseling to the deaf gay community. Leila Monaghan follows by reviewing recent studies of deaf attitudes towards HIV/AIDs. Greg Hlibok concludes with his commentary on leading the Deaf President Now! movement and its subsequent effects on deaf civil rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563683930
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Doreen DeLuca Irene W. Leigh Kristin A. Lindgren Donna Jo Napoli xi

Part 1 Assistive Technologies

1 Building New Ramps with Hearing Assistive Technology Maggie Casteel 3

2 A Conversation with Alfred Sonnenstrahl: Focus on Telecommunications 26

3 Cochlear Implants Robert C. O'Reilly Amanda J. Mangiardi H. Timothy Bunnell 38

Part 2 Education and Literacy

4 Civil Rights in Deaf Education: Working Toward Empowering Deaf Students and Their Parents Jami N. Fisher Philip J. Mattiacci 75

5 Inclusion and the Development of Deaf Identity Michael Stinson 99

6 Deaf, Signing, and Oral: A Journey Lisa Herbert 122

7 A Conversation with Grace Walker: Focus on Personal Experiences with a Cochlear Implant 140

Part 3 Civil Rights

8 A Conversation with Christy Hennessey: Focus on the Workplace 149

9 A Conversation with Tony Saccente: Focus on HIV/AIDS Counseling 159

10 HIV/AIDS in the United States Deaf Community Leila Monaghan 168

11 DPN and Civil Rights Gregory J. Hlibok 193

Contributors 201

Index 207

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