A to Z: ABC Stories in ASL
A to Z: ABC Stories in ASL showcases six gifted performers:
Linsay Darnall, Jr.
Brian J. Morrison
Using imagination and skill they create a visual feast. At once delightful, humorous, inspiring and simply amazing, this collection of ABC stories is sure to entertain.
The story titles are:
1. Frankenstein's Monster 15. Hot for a Date
2. No Guarantee in Poker 16. S'mores
3. My Baby Forever 17. No Free Gas
4. Lost in Enchanted Forest 18. Ain't Got No ABC Story
5. Mind Your Table Manners 19. Lame Excuse
6. Small Fish Story 20. Whose Baby?
7. Fearful Gymnast 21. Class Reunion
8. The Break Dancer ABC Stories with Two Rounds
9. Unexpected Visitors 22. The Mountain Climber
10. The Second Coming 23. Foolish Pirate's Gold Hunt
11. Over the Air in Berlin 24. NASCAR Racer
12. Frustrated Golfer 25. Civil War Battle
13. The Haunted House ABC Story with Three Rounds
14. Boycott ABC Stories 26. Indiana Jones's Escape
Ben Bahan, Professor of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University provides a detailed explanation of the four basic principles for creating an ABC story.
This DVD is a valuable resource for storytellers, teachers, and students, and enjoyable for anyone who delights to see the artistry in ASL stories.
Harris Communication and DawnSignPress sell this DVDs.
audism noun: the notion that one is superior based on one's ability to hear and speak, or behave in the manner of one who hears and speaks
This powerful documentary uses real life experiences from Deaf people of varied social, racial, and educational backgrounds - showing how audism does lasting and harmful damage. As they share their struggles with this emotionally charged matter, they reveal the scars that may never heal.
Forty-two minutes of bonus materials include director's comments, extended, and additional interviews. [DVD: (2008) 57 minutes; English subtitles, Spanish subtitles; NTSC color; Region-Free disc designed to be compatible with any DVD player]
See What I Mean: Differences between Deaf and Hearing Cultures
Take a humorous and enlightening look at the differences between Deaf and Hearing cultures. With your narrator, Thomas K. Holcomb, and two cultural experts, Miss Deaf Manners and Miss Hearing Manners, you will learn how to view Deaf culture with the same lens you use to view other world cultures. Issues such as attitudes toward time, leave-taking, privacy, giving and receiving criticism, and comments on personal appearance are all explored and discussed from the point of view of both cultures. This new 2nd edition adds scenes depicting cultural differences involving pagers, email and VRS.
Culture clashes between Deaf and hearing people often trigger misunderstandings and comical moments. In a lighthearted attempt to shed light on the “hearing way” and on the “Deaf way,” narrator Thomas K. Holcomb and two cultural experts, Miss Deaf Manners and Miss Hearing Manners, guide you through contrasting notions of proper etiquette as enacted in real-life simulations. Students will achieve a deeper cross-cultural perspective and appreciation of Deaf and hearing cultures and their differing values.
Includes a Teacher’s Guide in PDF format to supplement Deaf culture and ASL classes.
Through Deaf Eyes
Through Deaf Eyes presents the experiences of American history from the viewpoint of deaf citizens, offering an opportunity to learn about the nation’s broader history. The Deaf community portrayed in the video offers both deaf and hearing viewers a unique and fascinating perspective on the value of human difference.
The film shows the impact the values and judgments of society have had on the education, employment, and family life of deaf people, while historical eras can often be illuminated by examination through a Deaf lens. Interviews with actor Marlee Matlin, I. King Jordan, and other community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology and identity. See the photographs, quotes and stories from the Smithsonian Institution photographic exhibit, History Through Deaf Eyes, in Through Deaf Eyes: A Photographic History of an American Community, a book of stunning beauty and poignant images. [(2007) DVD: 120 minutes; closed captioned; Region 1 disk]
Gallaudet Press sell this DVDs.