Deaf Literacy and Culture

Resources for Educators, Librarians, Professional KidLit Creatives, and Parents:
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ACCESSABILITY TUTORIALS: CAPTIONS
Captions not CRAPtions please. In other words, don’t use automated captions. They are no bueno, inaccurate at best. All children (and adults) deserve accurate captions and equal access to the same content that others have access to. Let’s make that happen!

HOW TO ADD OPEN CAPTIONS TO INSTAGRAM VIDEOS, REEL, & IGTV | Rev

HOW NOT TO CLOSED CAPTION YOUTUBE VIDEOS
#NoMoreCraptions: HOW TO PROPERLY CAPTION YOUR VIDEOS

HOW TO ADD CAPTIONS TO YOUTUBE
HOW TO ADD CAPTIONS TO TIK TOK

YOUTUBE RESOURCES AND WEBSITES FOR ASL LEARNING
(IT’S STRONGLY ENCOURAGED THAT YOU FIRST LEARN THE LOCAL SIGN LANGUAGE WHERE YOU LIVE. SEE BELOW FOR MORE SIGN LANGUAGES).

LIFEPRINT
lifeprint.com
Bill Vicars ASL Lifeprint YouTube Channel

ASL NOOK
ASL Nook Website
ASL Nook on YouTube

ASL LITERACY ACTIVITIES

Motion Light Lab
Motion Light Lab on YouTube
Global Digital Library VL2 Storybook Apps

ASL THAT
ASL That! YouTube

ASLSLAASh
@AslSLaash

SLAAASh = Sign Language Acquisition, Annotation, Archiving & Sharing project by Haskins Lab, PI




LANGUAGE FIRST WEBSITE
The Language First mission is to educate and raise awareness about ASL/English bilingualism and the importance of a strong first language foundation for Deaf and hard of hearing children. This is achieved through educating parents and professionals with current evidence-based information and practice. We offer continuing education events to attend, including in-person conferences and online webinars, as well as professional development and trainings. All parent handouts are free, and parents can apply for free ASL sessions every quarter as well as look up pro-ASL professionals in their state to contact for more information on services in their area.

OTHER SIGNED LANGUAGE(S) RESOURCES (COMING SOON)

BASL (Black American Sign Language)
MEXICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ELP)
BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE (BSL)
AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language)
FRENCH SIGN LANGUAGE (LSF)
CHINESE SIGN LANGUAGE (CSL or ZGS)
NEW ZEALAND SIGN LANGUAGE
BRAZILIAN SIGN LANGUAGE (LIBRAS)
IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE (ISL)
RUSSIAN SIGN LANGUAGE (RSL)
INDO-PAKISTANI SIGN LANGUAGE

DEAF HISTORY RESOURCES:
Museum of Deaf History in Kansas City, MO
@TheDeafMuseum (Twitter)

Gallaudet University Press
@GallaudetPress


DEAF CULTURE RESOURCES:

Deaf Spotlight
@deafspotlight
Deaf Spotlight inspires and showcases the Deaf Culture and Sign Languages through the arts.

Deaf Studies Digital Journal

@DSDJGallaudet
The world’s first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing published work in and about sign languages and deaf culture.

National Deaf Life Museum at Gallaudet University @DeafMuseumGU
Promoting and interpreting the rich and complex deaf experience through exhibits and programming. Located at @GallaudetU on Piscataway and Nacotchtank lands.

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