Welcoming Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patrons to Your Library: Resources

ASL Vocabulary:

ASL Manual Alphabet (printable .pdf)

ASL.ms: 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)

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)

Guidelines for Effective Communication with Deaf, Late-Deafened, and Hard of Hearing People (Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

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: https://www.marylanddcdl.org

Audism Unveiled (DVD). (DawnSignPress, 2008)


Accommodations and Advocacy:

ADA Requirements: Effective Communication: https://www.ada.gov/effective-comm.pdf

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

Accessible Meetings, Events, and Conferences Guide: https://www.adahospitality.org/accessible-meetings-events-conferences-guide

Accommodations Resources from CSUN


More Recommended Resources from Kathy MacMillan: