The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, Center for Accessible Technology in Sign, presents three stories from Scholastic, one of the largest publishers and distributors of children’s books. Shown with partial animation and pop-in signed interpretations are: Leo the Late Bloomer; A Weekend with Wendell; and Joey Runs Away.
This DVD presents child care providers, other early childhood educators, and administrators considering an integrated child care setting, exactly what is necessary to integrate a deaf or hard of hearing child into a mainstream child care setting. It is divided into three parts:
1. Info on Deafness (28 min.): Facts about Deaf people, their language and culture; audiological aspects of hearing loss; and use of assistive devices.
2. Interagency Collaboration (20 min.): Components needed to establish and implement formal relationships between local agencies serving Deaf and hard of hearing children and early education programs.
3. Inclusion and Adaptation (23 min.): Environmental modifications needed to make early childhood programs accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing children.
* A book by the same title is also available.
Highlights the rights and responsibilities of deaf and hard-of-hearing people under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Can be used as a training tool for both individual study and group settings such as workshops or the classroom. * A companion book, The ADA & You: A Guide for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People, is available.
This DVD is designed to assist library staff in recognizing, communicating with, and accessing library materials and programs for the deaf patron. It will help librarians to minimize frustration and maximize their ability to serve deaf people.