ACCESS: Multiple Avenues for Deaf People

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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.

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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)

Meet the Author

Doreen DeLuca is an RID Certified Interpreter who works in the Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, DC, areas.

Irene W. Leigh is Professor of Psychology at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

Kristin A. Lindgren is a Visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program at Haverford College, Haverford, PA.

Donna Jo Napoli is Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.

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Table of Contents

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

Pt. 1 Assistive Technologies

1 Building New Ramps with Hearing Assistive Technology Maggie Casteel Casteel, Maggie 3

2 A Conversation with Alfred Sonnenstrahl: Focus on Telecommunications 26

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

Pt. 2 Education and Literacy

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

5 Inclusion and the Development of Deaf Identity Michael Stinson Stinson, Michael 99

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

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

Pt. 3 Civil Rights 140

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 Monaghan, Leila 168

11 DPN and Civil Rights Gregory J. Hlibok Hlibok, Gregory J. 193

Index 207

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