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An Introduction to the Deaf Community

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Provides a basic overview of the culture of Deaf people and American Sign Language in the United States. Debunks stereotypes and provides information about national and international organizations of and for Deaf people. Lists tips and pointers for communicating with a Deaf person.

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Man with brown hair and beard pointing right index finger out and away from camera. Caption. Uh, have you taught your children sign language.
1 hours 35 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Man looks at the camera as he uses sign language. Large photo of a young boy is on his left. Caption. To learn sign language and meet deaf people.
52 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Man bends over wheel well of a car, hands around wheel hub. Caption. It's been a win, win situation for both Jose and owner, Ken Smith.
Achieving Goals! Career Stories of Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Episode 13
6 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman holds both hands, palms forward while looking at a man sitting across from her. Caption. And utilizes her skills to translate English and A, S, L.
Achieving Goals! Career Stories of Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Episode 14
7 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman in a football stadium wearing cheerleader uniform holds pom-poms downwards while cheering. Caption. I don't even realize there are people out there.
Achieving Goals! Career Stories of Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Episode 18
8 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Man dressed in chef's jacket holds baking pan and scoops sauce from bowl. Caption. And did internships at various hotels in northern California.
Achieving Goals! Career Stories of Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Episode 15
6 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman performs on stage, head tilted back, mouth open, arms bent with fingers outstretched. Caption. There are a lot of different ways you can perform.
Achieving Goals! Career Stories of Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Episode 16
9 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Nineteenth Century replica of the Amistad being repaired outdoors. Caption. You know, I worked on this project for 2 years.
Achieving Goals! Career Stories of Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Episode 17
7 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
2 men wearing disposable hair caps talk over a large industrial-sized mixer on floor. Caption. He tested his family recipes by opening his own business.
Achieving Goals! Career Stories of Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Episode 6
27 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Baseball player runs to first base as first baseman holds up his mitt. Coach and umpire watch base.  Caption. And they helped me become the person that I am today.
Achieving Goals! Career Stories of Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Episode 7
32 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12

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    Mai-Chi N. (Tucson, AZ)
    December 15th, 2020 at 11:56 PM

    This is a very good video to watch as something like a crash course for Deaf Culture for anyone who is just learning like me. It's very basic so that you can have a taste but still informational enough to get the gist.

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    Deborah M. (Cypress, CA)
    June 24th, 2020 at 09:50 AM

    Very informative. Good emphasis on what Deaf culture means and Social Model perspective.

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    Sandra K. (Marquette, MI)
    November 20th, 2019 at 09:08 AM

    Interesting and enlightening information on the Deaf Community.

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    Nancy M. (Fort Wayne, IN)
    September 3rd, 2015 at 02:05 PM

    Great tie-in to MasterASL! Unit 1 as an overview

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    Berenice P. (Sahuarita, AZ)
    February 25th, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    excellent video

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    DESIREE C. (Sacramento, CA)
    February 5th, 2015 at 07:54 PM

    very informative good watch