ERIC Number: ED489113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Deaf Culture. NETAC Teacher Tipsheet
Siple, Linda; Greer, Leslie; Holcomb, Barbara Ray
Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETAC), Rochester Institute of Technology
It often comes as a surprise to people that many deaf people refer to themselves as being members of Deaf culture. The American Deaf culture is a unique linguistic minority that uses American Sign Language (ASL) as its primary mode of communication. This tipsheet provides a description of Deaf culture and suggestions for effective communication.
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Deafness, Cultural Awareness, Interpersonal Communication, Guidelines
Northeast Technical Assistance Center, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 585-475-6433; Fax: 585-475-7660; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. Northeast Technical Assistance Center.