Serving Deaf Patrons in Prison Libraries – Resources

ASL Vocabulary:

ASL Manual Alphabet (printable .pdf) Fingerspelling practice tool.

Getting to Know You Signs Handout (printable .pdf)

Manners Signs Handout (printable .pdf)

Manners Signs 0:55 (video)

Library Signs handout (printable .pdf)

Legal System Signs Handout (printable .pdf)

Numbers 0-10 Signs Handout (printable .pdf)

Numbers 1 through 10 in ASL (Lifeprint) 7:22 (video)

Online ASL dictionaries:


Communication Resources:

Communication Tips from Deaf Cultural Resource Center (Library for Deaf Action)

Link for purchasing masks with clear panels from WithLOVEAandJ – proceeds support Deaf Blind Camp of Maryland


Deaf Culture Resources:

Deaf Culture PEPNet Tipsheet by Professor Linda Siple, Assistant Professor Leslie Greer, and Associate Professor Barbra Ray Holcomb, all of the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library:

Audism Unveiled (DVD). (DawnSignPress, 2008)


Accommodations and Advocacy:

HEARD (Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities:

ADA Requirements: Effective Communication:

A Note From Your Colleagues With Hearing Loss: Just Use a Microphone Already byJessie B. Ramey

Accessible Meetings, Events, and Conferences Guide:

Accommodations Resources from CSUN


More Recommended Resources from Kathy MacMillan: