Deaf Culture and History

Are you a student or a researcher, looking to gather some information? You’re in the right place. This page lists information covering Deaf History, Deaf Culture, and Sign Languages Around the World.

Deaf History

Watch the first of the nine chapters of "The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure" video, written by Carolyn McCaskill, et. al.
Source: Video
Watch the second video in the 150th Anniversary Video Series, produced by Maryland School for the Deaf.
Source: Video
National Deaf Life Museum at Gallaudet University
Explore The National Deaf Life Museum's exhibits online, including "We Are Equal," "Deaf Peace Corps," History Through Deaf Eyes," and more.

Deaf Culture

What is Deaf Culture?
Flavia Fleisher gives a definition of Deaf Culture in a brief YouTube presentation.
Topic: Culture
Source: Video
Discovering Deaf Worlds
Discovering Deaf Worlds strengthens local Deaf communities through capacity building, organizational development and human rights training.
Topic: Services
Audism and Deaf Gain
What is audism? What is deaf gain? How are they defined? View the videos to learn more.
Topic: Culture
Source: Video, Website

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