Part of the Access Services Center Collection
The Deaf Services Center
provides information to all who are interested in general and specialized information - including biographies - about hearing loss, deafness, Deaf culture, American Sign Language, prominent individuals and other associated topics. Materials in the collection are intended to appeal to D/deaf and hard- of - hearing adults, children, teens, their family members and friends, as well as to professionals in related fields. Children and teens use age-appropriate books and videos in DVD and VHS formats. Researchers, professionals and students use specialized conference proceedings, serials and vertical file material. Archival-level materials are actively sought from local and national agencies, organizations and individuals. Weeding rarely occurs.
American Sign Language:
Introduction to and practice in ASL; Deaf history, culture, education and performance as it relates to ASL.
American Sign Language Interpreting:
Initial process; preparation for certification and continuing education units awarded by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
Hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, oral deaf, D/deaf, Deaf-Blind; primarily in the United States, some foreign cultures represented.
History of Deaf education; current U.S. educational resources for infancy through high school.
Works featuring D/deaf, oral deaf, late-deafened and hard-of-hearing characters; works by deaf authors.
From the 1800s to the present.
From birth to age 12.
From preschool to age 12