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Community, American Deaf

Children of Deaf Adults (CoDA)
Deaf Coffee Chats
Deaf Pizza Night
Deaf Sports
Interpreter Issues
Late-Deafened
Media: Southeast Florida Events
Online
Organizations
Silent Socials

Culture, American Deaf

American Deaf Culture
American Sign Language (ASL)
Deaf Awareness
Etiquette
Fine Arts
History
Humor
Prominent Deaf People
Storytelling

Deafness

Children
Deafness
Education
Media: Entertainment
Media: News

Dictionaries

Dictionaries Online

Education

Prof Development, Education, Study
Interpreter Training
Interpreter Certification
Interpreter Credentials
Interpreter Licensing
Interpreter Training

Employment

Agencies and Interpreter Service Referrals
Employment
Interpreters, Interpreting, Interpret ...
Jobs for Terps

Employment Settings

Educational
Legal
Medical
Mental Health
Platform (i.e., Conference)
Religious

 Ethics

Ethics

Health - Hearing

Cochlear Implant
Health, Medical, Science
Late-Deafened
Tinnitus

Health - Interpreter

Interpreter Health

How To Become an Interpreter

How To Become An Interpreter

 CONTENTS 

Language

American Sign Language (ASL)
Apraxia and Sign Language
Books 
Down Syndrome and Sign Language
Intercultural / International
Linguistics.
Numbers & Numbering in ASL

Language Code

Cued Speech
Visual Phonics

Legislation, U.S. Federal

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Rehabilitation Act
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Miscellaneous

Humor
Media - Entertainment
Media - News
Miscellaneous

Organizations

Florida Coordinating Council (FCCDHH)
National Association Of the Deaf (NAD)
Other
Registry Of Interpreters For the Deaf (RID)

Professional Development

Certification
Credentials
Licensure
Training
National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

Qualifications

Certification
Credentials
Licensing
Training

Resources

How To Become An Interpreter
Captioning
Books
Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)
Dictionaries Online
Fingerspelling
Interpretations
NewsGroups & ListServs
Newsletters and Periodicals
Numbers & Numbering in ASL
Other
Receptive Practice
Shopping
Socialize
Technology
VLogs & BLogs

Teachers - ASL

ASL Teachers

Teachers of the Deaf (TOD)

Deaf Education Teachers

Technology

Technology
Video Phones (VP)
Videos (CD, DVD, VHS)
Video Relay Service (VRS)

Fun gift for your favorite terp (maybe that's you!).


Community - American Deaf

Children of Deaf Adults (CoDA) 
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CoDA-International.org
CoDADiva.com
CoDApolis.net
Half-N-Half.com    Bi-modal bilingualism in hearing adults from deaf families.

Deaf Sports 
Links Checked: 20081018

2009Deaflympics.org  Sept 05-15, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan.
AHIHA.org  American Hearing Impaired Hockey Assoc.
ASLYoga.com   Yoga site, ASL accessible.
DeafBass.org
  National Bass Fishing Assoc. of the Deaf
DeafNation.com  General Sports Coverage
Deaflympics.com  International Organizations (links)
NSAD.org  Nat'l Softball Assoc. of the Deaf Aug 06-08, 2009, Ft Lauderdale, FL.
USDeafSports.org  2007 Winter Deaflympics
USDeafSports.org
  US Deaf Sports Federation
USADBl.us  Men' and Women's Deaf Basketball
USDSSA.org  US Deaf Ski and Snowboard Assoc.
YouTube.com   Interview with gymnast Aimee Walker Pond (signed and captioned).

Interpreter Issues 
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DHHIG.org     Interpreter-related issues.

Late-Deafened
links checked: 20090320

ALDA.org     Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc. (ALDA).
EarOfMyHeart.com     Commentary from LaRonda Zupp

Media: Southeast Florida Events 
links checked: 20080830

Sign-Interpreted Performances Guide
AFFWDC.org  Alliance for Families with Deaf Children

Silent Socials, Suppers, Coffees 
Links Checked 20090404

US: TerpTopics.com: Silent Socials, etc.

Online 
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TerpTopics PlayLists
            YouTube.com

AnneMarieASL.Tmblr.com   Commentary from Anne Marie Baer.
ASLVlog.net    MEGA-list (wow).
BriannasVlog.BlogSpot.com
  Brianna's age 8, and she VLogs!
Carl-Schroeder.BlogSpot.com
   Commentary from Carl Schroeder.
CSDR-CDE.ca.gov
 Student Perspectives
DeafAndHardOfHearingKids.ning.com  BLog/VLog for families of children who are DHH.
DeafHearing.WordPress.com  
Julia Shumko (hearing) on her relationship with husband Steve (deaf).
DeafChurchOnline.org
DeafMomWorld.com    BLog of a parent who Is Deaf.
DeafPundit.WordPress.com   Commentary from Jeannette Johnson.
DeafRead.com     VLog aggregator site.
DeafRead.com     BLog aggregator site.
DeafZone.com
EarOfMyHeart.com    Commentary from LaRonda Zupp.
EdsAlert.com     Commentary from Ed Bosson.
DeafNetwork.com  Florida Deaf Network
GrantLairdJr.com   Commentary from Grant Laird, Jr.
GrumpyOldDeafies.com   Ya gotta love the name.
JoeyBaer.com   Commentary from Joey Baer.
Lenois.com  Commentary from Jon-Lenois Savage.
Veditz Center  Denver, Colorado

Organizations 
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DHHIG.org    Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government
DeafSeniorsOfAmerica.org     Seniors group.

 

 Culture - American Deaf

American Deaf Culture    Language, art, history, icons, customs, conventions.
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Art
CulturalDetective.com   Cultural sensitivity training (commercial).
CultureDiversity.org   A hearing nurse's perspective on Deaf culture awareness. 
Deaf-Culture-Online.com   An interesting and informative site by Mark Drolsbaugh.
DeafCulture.com   Defining Deaf culture.
Gallaudet.edu   Places named after deaf people.
Language
Linguistics
MichDHH.org   Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
MOSInternational.com
   39-min. film: Re-defining Deaf.
NAD.org
     Deaf or Hard of Hearing?  What's the difference?
RIT.edu   Tips for working with culturally Deaf people.
SignMedia.com    Two views on deafness: pathological versus cultural.  
StoryTelling

American Sign Language (ASL) 
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DeafLibrary.org     About American Sign Language.
Google.com: (Search Results) ASL Grammar Instruction Online
LifePrint.com  "Home Signs" Are Not ASL
Numbers and Numbering
Shodor.org: (Interpreter Support) ASL Strategies 
YouTube.com: Mouth Morphemes for Size "cha / mmm / ooo"

Arts, The 
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Education and Support:

    Deaf-Art.com (artists and events)
            Deaf-Art.com

    What is Deaf Art?
            DeafArt.org        

    Redefining Deaf (39-minute film)
           by MOS International
            MOSInternational.com

   Self-expression through the arts for people with disabilities.
            VSArts.org

Film:

   MOSDeux (film production company)
             MOSDeux.com

   Deaf Rochester Film Festival (DRFF)
            2009 Program Book
             RIT.edu

Literature and Poetry:

   Video Collection: ASL Poetry
            by 
             YouTube.com

Need
An ASL Poem
by Peter Cook and Kenny Lerner
presented by Peter Cook

Music:

   Evelyn Glennie to Learn Sign Language at Age of 42
            (press article)
             TimesOnline.CO.UK

Performing Arts:

   Bernard Bragg (writer, director, performer)
            BernardBragg.com

   Deaf West Theatre, Inc. (DWT)
            DeafWest.org

   Gallaudet University Department of Theatre Arts
            TheatreArts.Gallaudet.edu

   National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD)
            NTD.org

   Performing Arts in the Deaf Community
            About.com

Storytelling:

   Trix Bruce (storyteller, poet, presenter)
            TrixBruce.com

Visual Arts:

   Understanding Metaphor in Deaf Art (lesson plan for teachers)
            DisabilityStudiesForTeachers.org

   Rochester Institute for the Deaf (works of 40 d/Deaf artists)
            RIT.edu

Books / Videos Related to Deaf Culture 
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Books, Videos:

           Books
           Movies
           Videos and DVDs
           One Day; Our View DeafNation.com
           
TerpTopics Playlist YouTube.com

Deaf Awareness 
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Deaf Awareness Day/Week/Month:

            About.com
            Gallaudet.edu
            NAD.org

Etiquette 
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Etiquette (General):

           AheadWeb.org
            BellaOnline.com
            NAD.org (primer)
            NAD.org (overview)

Interpreted Communication:

            Interpreting-Solutions.com
            USDA.gov

History
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About.com    Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Humor 
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Video:    YouTube.com
Video:     DeafJoke.tv

Professional Entertainment: Keith Wann:     Video.Google.com
Professional Entertainment: Keith Wann:     YouTube.com
Professional Entertainment: Ken Glickman:     Deafology.com
Professional Entertainment: CoDA Brothers:     CoDABrothers.com
Professional Entertainment: Trix Bruce:     TrixBruce.com

Cartoons:    MDaigleToons.com
Cartoons:    DeafDigest.com

Politics   
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Audism.org  Bias stemming from hearing ability or status.

Prominent Deaf People 
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About.com   "Famous and historic deaf (and hearing) people."
AllDeaf.com  Open, then scroll down for a long, long list of names.
DeafPeople.com  Features a "Deaf Person of the Month" and "Deaf Leaders of Today."
DeanneBray.com    
RIT.edu    Biographies of famous deaf people.

Storytelling  
links checked: 20081020

ABCASL.com:   Performer & teacher Theron Parker's Website.
ASLStoryTelling.com
ChillyGurlz.WordPress.com: A Cold Snap  
DeafInternational.org: The Unlucky Man
 
DeafRead.com
    BLOG with links related to ASL storytelling. 
K12.NY.US
    ASL students give it a try.  
Ke5ter.com

LifePrint.com What is ASL Storytelling?
TruVeo.com: ASL Storytelling Contest  Here is the transcript in English for the sign-impaired.

Deafness

 Children 
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BabyHearing.org: Newborn Screening
BoysTownHospital.org 
Cochlear Implant
Deaf-Culture-Online.com: For Parents of Deaf Children
DeafChildren.org: American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
DeafKids.org
FSDB.K12.FL.US: Outreach Services & Family Support
Gallaudet.edu: Growing Up Without Hearing
GATech.edu   Children's stories (signed & voiced).
Google.com: (Search Results) Bullying & Deaf Children
HandsAndVoices.org
Kaboose.com
NAD.org: Deaf Child's Bill of Rights
NIH.gov: Language & Theory of Mind, A Study of Deaf Children
Listen-Up.org: For Parents with Children Who are DHH
NLLC.org: National Leadership & Literacy Camp  Raising multilingual children.
RaisingDeafKids.org   
SuperDuperInc.com: Hearing & Sign Language Handouts
StoryLineOnline.net: (Captioned Videos) Storybooks Read Aloud 
TinyFingers.com: "Baby Sign Language"
VLOGs & BLOGs

Cochlear Implant

Cochlear Implant

 

Deafness 
Links Checked: 20081002

FindArticles.com:(Hereditary Deafness Overview) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Deaf.net: Interesting Facts
DeafUnderstanding.com
Harvard.edu: (Booklet) Understanding the Genetics of Deafness   .pdf format
WHO.int: World Health Organization

Deaf Education  
links checked: 20081019

AnneMarieASL.Tmblr.com: How to Teach Deaf Infants to Read English
BoysTownHospital.org ACRN ("Acorn") Training to Optimize Listening & Language Skills
CSUN.edu    About California State University Northridge.
DeafEd.net: Resources & Information for Classroom Teachers
DeafEd.net: Technology Integration Suggestions
DeafEd.net: Recommended Practices  .DOC format
DeafLibrary.org   U.S. schools and universities for people who are deaf.
DiscoveryEducation.com: Language Acquisition Lesson Plan

FSDB.K12.FL.US: Resource Materials & Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
FSDB.K12.FL.US: Resources for Teachers of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
Gallaudet.edu:
About Gallaudet University (Washington, DC)  World's first university for students who are deaf.
Gallaudet.edu: Higher Education Financial Assistance for DHH Students & Terps
Gallaudet.edu: Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Gallaudet.edu: Literacy Resources & Links
Gallaudet.edu: SRP Shared Reading Project  How to Read to Deaf Children   About  literacy.
GATech.edu  Educational links especially for children.
IDEA.Ed.gov: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
ITeachILearn.com
Language proficiency good-enough for social-use, versus good-enough for academic learning.
LifeLinksTutorsFoundation.com: Live Homework Help Signed Online
NAD.org: Deaf Child's Bill of Rights
NCLB.edu.gov: No Child Left Behind Act (2001)
NCO.edu: IEP
Conversation-Stoppers
NCREL.org: Learning Point Associates
NDEPNow.org: National Deaf Education Project Now   About reform.
NTID.RIT.edu: National Technical Institute for the Deaf
PalmBeach.K12.FL.US: DHH Program Manual School District of Palm Beach County (Florida)  ..pdf format
OxfordJournals.org: Journal of Deaf Studies & Education
PEPNet: Postsecondary Education Programs Network     Advancing educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
RIT.edu     
Note-taking for DHH students.
RIT.edu   C-Print® (speech-to-print transcription service).
RIT.edu: Contests & Summer Camps
SignMeALesson.com    Educational lessons online (sign and voice).
SlideShare.net: Gallaudet Presentation about Bilingual Classrooms
SmartTech.com: SmartBoard (Teacher Resources)
SmartTech.com: About SmartBoards
UNCO.edu: Issues in Education

Dictionaries

    Dictionaries


 Education

Interpreter Training   Interpreter training programs, or opinion/advice about how to become an interpreter.
Links checked: 20081019

AOL.com: Interpreter Training Programs List with Links
ASLUniversity.com
CCIE-Accreditation.org: Standards for Establishing a College-level Interpreter Training Program
CIT-ASL.org Conference of Interpreter Trainers
Gallaudet.edu: Finance College (DHH Students & Terps)
Interpreters.Free.fr   Particularly concerned with platform/conference interpreting, yet helpful for most interpreters.
NIH.gov: The Demand-Control Theory, Stress, & Training  ... and related articles.
RID.org: Find a Workshop
RID.org: Find Interpreter Education Programs
SuperDuperInc.com: Hearing & Sign Language Handouts
TerpExpo.com
UNCO.edu Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training Center
Wikipedia.com: Visual Language Interpreting
WikiHow.org:  Begin to Learn ... Tips & Warnings

 Employment - General

Agencies

Agency Finder

FL: Deaf Communications Specialists   url unknown
FL: Professional Interpreting Consultants, Inc. url unknown

Employment

About Interpreter Employment

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Employment - Jobs for Terps
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Jobs for Terps

 Employment - Qualifications

National Interpreter Certification (NIC) 
links checked: 20080830

RID.org: NIC Testing & Testing Process
NAD.org: Interpreter Certification
RID.org: NIC Interview Examination Rubric Anchors   .pdf format
RID.org: NIC Candidate Bulletin   Read all about it!    .pdf format

Interpreter Certification
Links Checked: 20081019

InterpretingSolutionsInc.com: What's the Difference Between Certified and Qualified?
NIC  National Interpreter Certification.
RID.org  Listing and description of certifications.

Interpreter Licensing
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Google.com:Search results using keywords: sign language interpreter licensure.
US: 360Translations.com: Listing by State
FL: FCCDHH.org: Florida Licensing Task Force
FL: FCCDHH.org: Report to Florida's Governor (Dec. 2005)

Interpreter Credentials
links checked: 20081123

UNCO.edu Credentialing Reference List by State  .pdf format
Certification
CIT-ASL.org: ASL Interpreter Conferences Calendar
ClassroomInterpreting.org   EIPA: Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment.
DHHIG.org     "Qualified interpreter," clarified.
Google.com: ASLPI (Search Results)    ASLPI: American Sign Language Proficiency Interview.
FCCDHH.org: Credentials in Clear Grid Format
K12.KY.US: SCPI Description  SCPI: Sign Communication Proficiency Interview.
RIT.edu: SCPI to SLPI Name-change History
RIT.edu: SLPI Overview   SLPI: Sign Language Proficiency Interview.
FL: FRIDCentral.com: Florida Quality Assurance Screening
VA: VDDHH.org: Virginia Dept DHH Quality Assurance Screening

 Employment - Settings

Educational 
links checked: 20090412

Videos:

       Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
             PaTTAN.K12.PA.US (Type "educational interpreter" into search field.)

       Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
             PaTTAN.K12.PA.US (Educational Interpreter Resources)

Commentary:     OxfordJournals.org  Look Who's Being Left Behind, by Dr. Brenda Schick
Commentary:     OxfordJournals.org  University Interpreting: Linguistic Issues, by Jemina Napier
Commentary:     About.com

Professional Authority:     RID.org  (Standard Practice Paper: Interpreting in Educational Settings K-12)
Professional Authority:     RID.org  (Of interest to educational interpreters.)
Professional Authority:     ClassroomInterpreting.org

Education or Instruction:     InterpreterProject.org (Florida)
Education or Instruction:     ClassroomInterpreting.org (U.S.)
Education or Instruction:     LifePrint.com

Example (interpreted classroom math lesson):     TeacherTube.com

Legal (Judicial) 
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RID.org: Specialist Certification: Legal Interpreter
AllAcademic.org:Your Case Will Be Heard Now: Deaf People and the Influence of an Accommodation
LASLICenter.com   Center for Legal American Sign Language Interpreters, Inc.
RID.org: (Standard Practice Paper) Interpreting In Legal Settings  .pdf format
NAJIT.org: National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators
NAJIT.org: Judiciary Interpreter FAQ

Medical  
links checked: 20090320

RID.org: (Standard Practice Paper) Interpreting in Health Care Settings .pdf format
OldPreMeds.org: Physicians discuss Interpreter Expense, Impact on Business, Share Opinions

Mental Health   
links checked: 20090320

Alabama Dept of Mental Health Interpreter ListServ
OxfordJournals.org: The Therapist & The Sign Language Interpreter
RID.org: (Standard Practice Paper) Interpreting in Mental Health Settings .pdf format

Platform (aka: Conference)
links checked: 20090320

Interpreters.Free.FR

Religious 
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ASLBible.com  
Deaf Muslims.org
 
Elijah.org
 
Eligah.org: Christian Songs

Sign4Him

InfoPop.cc: Bibliography of How-to Books

LDS.org: The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints

OhSoEZ:com: (Listing) Churches for Deaf

RID.org: Interpreting in Religious Settings (Standard Practice Paper)

 Ethics

Ethics 
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Interpreting.Tripod.com     General discussion.
RID.org     Code of Professional Conduct
TerpTopics.com     The ethics edict: Do No Harm.

 Health - Hearing

Cochlear Implant 
links checked: 20081123

Cochlear Implants

Health - Deaf Wellness 
links checked: 20090815

URMC.Rochester,edu: Deaf Wellness Center

Health - Hearing 
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About.com "Deaf Plus"
BoysTownHospital.org National Center for the Study & Treatment of Usher Syndrome
Cochlear Implant
DeafBlind.com A to Z
DeafDoc.org Signed Informational Videos
DeafHealth.org
Signed Informational Videos
DeafMD.org Signed Informational Videos
EarInfo.com How to Read an Audiogram
FCCDHH.org Deaf-Blind Resource Links
Harvard.edu 3-D Virtual Models of Hearing Physiology
LloydWatts.com   
Text, illustrations, & video related to ears, hearing, sound perception, neuroscience, engineering.
LifeLinksVRS.com   Signed health information videos.
NIH.gov    Hearing Disorders and Deafness
NIH.gov Deafness and Other Communication Disorders  
NIH.gov SHHL (Sudden SensoriNeural Hearing Loss) 
HearingLoss.org Was: Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc.; is now Hearing Loss Association of America.
Tinnitus
TheNakedScientists.com (Audio Podcast) How We Hear  Audio-only. Once opened, click at 20-min mark on show's progress-bar for "how we hear" portion of broadcast.

Late-Deafened
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ALDA - Assoc of Late-Deafened Adults Inc
EarOfMyHeart.com Personal Site

Tinnitus  "Ringing in the head (or ears)." 
links checked: 20090815

ATA.org American Tinnitus Association  
DeafButAllEars.BlogSpot.com 
FreeHearingTest.com 
GrumpyOldDeafies.com (Video) "Silence: It's What I Pray For"  CAUTION:  The emotionally evocative tone of this video may be disturbing for some viewers.  
NIH.gov    "The Noise In Your Ears: The Facts About Tinnitus"
TheNakedScientists.com (Audio Podcast) How We Hear  60-minutes; audio-only.  Once opened, click at 24-min mark on progress slider-bar for tinnitus portion of broadcast.  
WebMD.com Understanding Tinnitus: The Basics  
Wikipedia.com: Tinnitus 
WrongDiagnosis.com Tinnitus: Symptoms, Causes

Health - Interpreter

Health - Interpreter 
links checked: 20090815

About.com Interpreters & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Repetitive Motion Injury)
MayoClinic.com Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
MayoClinic.com Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Lifestyle & Home Remedies
SpringerLink.com Bio-Mechanical Analysis of Upper Extremity Risk for Interpreters

How to Become an Interpreter

How To Become an Interpreter 
links checked: 20090815

About.com How to Become a Sign Language Interpreter
Special-Ed-Careers.org How to Become a Sign Language Interpreter
StateUniversity.com How to Become a Sign Language Interpreter
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WikiHow.org How to Become an Interpreter for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Language - General

American Sign Language (ASL) 
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ASLPah.com 
DeafLibrary.org
Google.com (Search Results) ASL Grammar Instruction Online
LifePrint.com "Home Signs" Are Not ASL
Numbers and Numbering
Shodor.org (Interpreter Support) ASL Strategies 

"CHA" "MMM" "OOO"

 

Apraxia and Sign Language 
Links Checked: 20090815

Language Success:

    ApraxiaSpeaks.com
    ApraxiaKids.org
    ASHA.org

Videos Related to ASL 
Links Checked: 20090525

Video Lists:

    TerpTopics PlayLists
            YouTube.com

 Down Syndrome & Sign Language 
links checked: 20080921

Gallaudet.edu: Yes, She Can!   Sign-supported speech facilitation.
SayItVideos.com One Family's Journey to Sign-Facilitated Speech
Down-Syndrome.org  Speech development and facilitation through signed communication.

 Fingerspelling 
links checked: 20081014

ASLPro.com Fingerspelling Quiz
ASL.ms: Fingerspelling Tool   Great practice!
MetronomeOnline.com    Free & useful tool to support development of rhythmic fingerspelling.
International: Manual Alphabets   Just for fun, a site that shows manual alphabets of various languages.
ITCCOnline.net    Overview, tips, strategies, and resources.  
YouTube.com: ASL Manual Alphabet
UMSL.edu   Use your computer and the Gallaudet fingerspelling font to practice receptive skill.
LifePrint.com: ASL Manual Alphabet

International 
links checked: 20090329

Uni-Hamburg.de: International Listing & Links

Comprehensive Reference List from Gallaudet.edu

American Indian (Native American)
Australia
Auslan
Belgium  
Bolivia Bolivian Sign Language
Brazil Brazilian Sign Language (LBS)
British British Sign Language (BSL)
Canada / Quebec  (LSQ)
Colombia Providence Island Sign Language
Croatia  CroSLan
France  French Sign Language (LSF)
Germany  German Sign Language (DGS)
Ireland  Irish Sign Language (ISL)
Jewish
Mexico  Mexican Sign Language (LSM)
Netherlands / Dutch  Sign Language of the Netherlands
(NGT)
New Zealand  New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)
Portugal 
Portugal Sign Language
Saudi Arabia
Turkey

Linguistics

Academic Advising in Linguistics Career Options
BU.edu    
ASL linguistics research study.
CAL Cntr for Applied Linguistics

ExperienceFestival.com Second Language (L2) Learning   
Scholarly article.
English Idioms 
Extensive listing of English idiomatic phrases and their meanings.
TIU11.org for PaTTAN.K12.PA.US: Prosody 
Streamed Video, 125-minute presentation 
 ==> See accompanying slideshow >  TIU11.org for PaTTAN.K12.PA.US: Prosody
DeafLibrary.org
Wikipedia.org: Code-switching
Gestures - September 2006
GLA.AC.uk: International Phonetic Association
LSADC.org: Linguistic Society of America
Linguistics - Boston University
Linguistics Careers - GOOGLE Results
OurWorld.CompuServe.com  
J. W. Crawford on bilingual education (not ASL-specific).
SignWriting.org  
Research and efforts toward coding signed language into written text.
UNM Research  Iconicity in Signed Languages
 
 ==>
Research paper by Sherman Wilcox about icon-use in signed languages.   .pdf format
Wikipedia.org: Listing of Sign Languages and Systems
StCloudState.edu: English Grammar Parts of Speech

Numbers and Numbering in ASL 
Links Checked: 20090320

HandSpeak.com
LifePrint.com

 Language - Codes

Cued Speech 
links checked: 20081123

AllDeaf.com    A spirited discussion on Visual Phonics and Cued Speech.
CuedSpeech.USF.edu: Workshop Schedule
CuedSpeech.org: National Cued Speech Association
CuedSpeech.com: Resource Links Page
Gallaudet.edu: Cued Speech Info Links

Visual Phonics   
links checked: 20081002

AllDeaf.com  A spirited discussion on Cued Speech (CS) and Visual Phonics (VP).  
Gallaudet.edu

 

 Legislation - Federal (U.S.)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 
links checked: 20080801

AMA-Assn.org: American Medical Association Statement: 
U.S. Dept of Justice: ADA Home Page
U.S. Dept of Justice: Police Response Guidelines
OldPreMeds.org: Physicians Discuss Interpreter Expense; Opinions About ADA, etc.
DeafServiceCenter.com: how to contact dsc of palm beach county (Florida)
Google.com Search Results keywords: Deaf ADA Rights
Captions.com: Hospitals and the ADA
About.com: Law, Legal Rights, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Buffalo.edu: Libraries - Providing Accessible Media
NAD.org: Legal Rights
RID.org: Setting Standards the ada's definition of "qualified interpreter"
FLCourts.org: Florida Guidelines, Links, & Grievance
JAN.WVU.edu: Job Accommodation Idea Guide
Ohio.gov: Your Right to an Interpreter During Medical Appointments
Zak.Co.IL: scroll down to "An ADA Test for You" (Improper Employer Questions)
Captions.com: Rights, Summarized
CreativeAccess.org: Access Guidelines for Theater Performances
TTYWeb.com: Emergency Services Telephone Accessibility Rights
TTYWeb.com: Hotel Telephone Accessibility Rights

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 
links checked: 20090404

UMN.edu   University of Minnesota publication.
Ed.gov  
U.S. Dept. of Education

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) 
links checked: 20090404

UMN.edu   University of Minnesota publication.
Ed.gov  
U.S. Dept. of Education

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 
links checked: 20090404

Ed.gov   U.S. Dept. of Education

Rehabilitation Act 
links checked: 20090404

Ed.gov   Section 504: Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

 

 Miscellaneous

Humor 
links checked: 20081123

    TerpTopics PlayLists
            YouTube.com

Video.Google.com: Keith Wann & Iceworm
YouTube.com: Comedian Keith Wann
Deafology.com: Comedian Ken Glickman
CoDABrothers.com
DeafJoke.tv
MDaigleToons.com: Cartoonist

BarcodeArt.com: Sign Language Clock
TrixBruce.com

 Interpreters, Interpreting, Interpret  Links to be moved to better categories/headings soon.
links checked: 20090320

    TerpTopics PlayLists
            YouTube.com

About.com: Interpreters Who Are Deaf
ASLPI.com: ASL Proficiency Interview
NAOBI.org: National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc.
RID.org: (Standard Practice Paper) Use of a Certified Deaf Interpreter
RID.org: (Standard Practice Paper) Multiple Roles in Interpreting
RID.org: (Standard Practice Paper) Team Interpreting
ASLTA.org: The ASLPI
APDA.USDA.gov: Tips for Communication through an Interpreter

Media: Entertainment 
links checked: 20080727

ASLFilms.com
  
C2Net.org: Find Live Captioned Theatre Performances
CreativeAccess.org
CSD.tv: Televised Entertainment for the Deaf Community
D-PAN.com (Song) Waiting on the World
DeafCasting.com Jobs for Deaf Actors
DeafNation.com
FOMDI.com: Find Captioned Movies Currently In Theaters
InSightCinema.org: Open Captioned Movies Listing
MosDeux.com 
Film production company.  View part one of Mosdeux's film The Deaf Family here.
SignCity.tv 
Television programming service.
TerpTheatre.com: Sign Language Interpreting for the Stage 
Interpreters shadow actors and are part of the performance, right there on the stage.
WordPress.com: Deaf Actors
YourLocalCinema.com: Captioned Movie Trailers
YouTube.com: Collection of Signed Videos  
No voicing; signed only.
YouTube.com: iPod Shuffle TV Commercial

Media: News 
links checked: 20080830

AllDeaf.com  Deaf-chat forums.
CNN Dr. Davila

DeafNews.com
DeafNewspaper.com
DeafQueer.org  
News BLOG
i711.com - Relay & Beyond
Presidency.UCSB.edu: George Bush Proclaims Deaf Awareness Week March 11 - 17, 1990
SIGNews.com: A Newspaper for the Signing Community
World Without Hearing - Collecting Deaf News From Around the World

Miscellaneous
links checked: 20090320

AbleData.com: Links Page
AngelFire.com: Links Page
ASL Videos
Companies Schools Jobs Agencies Orgs
RIT.edu: Links to Periodicals & Extracts
Deaf websites. World sites and Links. Deaf web site. Events
DeafWeb Washington Newsletters, Publications, & Entertainment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
DeafWeekly Links Page
DMOZ.org: Science Social Sciences Linguistics Languages Natural Sign Languages American Sign Language
Deafology.com: Links Page
HandsOn.org: Theatrical Interpreting Company Links Page
Links Links Links - World Deaf Links
Links
English Idioms 
Extensive listing of English idiomatic phrases and their meanings.
Mailing Lists
MIT.edu: Speech & Hearing
Movies to See, Books to Read, etc.
SignonASL.com: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource
ASLVideos.com
Visual Language Interpreting
WPI.edu
WebRing hub  

 

Organizations

FCCDHH: Florida Coordinating Council 
links checked: 20090424

2006 Report to Governor - Licensure Recommendation
2007 Report to Governor - Oversight Agency Recommendation
Terp Credentials in Easy-to-Read Grid Format

NAD: National Association of the Deaf 
links checked: 20090424

NAD.org  National Association of the Deaf, Inc.
NAD.org 
Chapters
FL: FADCentral.org 
Florida Association of the Deaf, Inc.
FL: BCADFla.org 
Broward County Association of the Deaf, Inc.
FL: PBCADFla.org 
Palm Beach County Association of the Deaf, Inc.  

RID: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf 
links checked: 20090424

RID.org  Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
RID.org  
Code of Professional Conduct (CPC)
RID.org  
Standard Practice Papers (SPP)
RID.org 
Chapters
FL: FRIDCentral.org  
Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc (FRID)

Other Organizations & Resources   
links checked: 20080722

ASHLA.org: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association  Speech language pathologists' professional, scientific, credentialing association.   
AVLIC.ca: Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada
DeafSeniors.org

DeafPeopleOfColor.org
FSDB.K12.FL.US:
Deaf Service Centers, Centers for Independent Living, Mental Health Programs  
HearAgain.org
Gallaudet.edu 
Info to Go
HearingDogs.org.uk  
Service-dog provider.
HearingLoss.org
MSState.edu: 
Guide to Deaf, & Hard of Hearing Issues, & Related Topics (URL Update Coming Soon).
LHH.org: League for the Hard of Hearing
ManoAMano-Unidos.org: ASL/Spanish/English TriLingual Interpreting
NAOBI.org: National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc.
WASLI.org: World Association of Sign Language Interpreters   
WFDeaf.org: World Federation of the Deaf

 

 Professional Development

Professional Development, Education, Study   
Links Checked: 20081128

    TerpTopics PlayLists
            YouTube.com

DrSign.com 
Educational Videos; "The World's Largest Silent Weekend" (Florida)
DrSign.com 
Mike & Maureen Tuccelli's Menu of Workshop Products
FACTS.org: It's all academic   
Florida's Dept of Ed: Educational opportunities & student advising. 
LifePrint.com: Fingerspelling (50 Quizzes!) 
InterpreterProject.org
 
Florida Summer Institution for Educational Interpreters
Signs-Of-Development.org    
Interpreter education, training, Certification-prep, and mentoring.
SignEnhancers.com  Learning materials.
RID.org 
Find a Workshop

Interpreter Certification
Links Checked: 20081019

InterpretingSolutionsInc.com  What's the Difference Between Certified and Qualified?
RID.org  
Listing and description of certifications.

Interpreter Licensing
links checked: 20030320

Google.com: Search results using keywords: sign language interpreter licensure.
US: 360Translations.com: Listing by State
FL: FCCDHH.org: Florida Licensing Task Force
FL: FCCDHH.org: Report to Florida's Governor (Dec. 2005)

Interpreter Credentials
links checked: 20081123

UNCO.edu Credentialing Reference List by State  .pdf format
Certification
CIT-ASL.org: ASL Interpreter Conferences Calendar
ClassroomInterpreting.org  
EIPA: Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment.
Google.com: ASLPI (Search Results)   
ASLPI: American Sign Language Proficiency Interview.
FCCDHH.org: Credentials in Clear Grid Format
K12.KY.US: SCPI Description 
SCPI: Sign Communication Proficiency Interview.
RIT.edu: SCPI to SLPI Name-change History
RIT.edu: SLPI Overview  
SLPI: Sign Language Proficiency Interview.
FL: FRIDCentral.com: Florida Quality Assurance Screening
VA: VDDHH.org: Virginia Dept DHH Quality Assurance Screening

Fun gift for your favorite terp (maybe that's you!).

 Resources

Videos Related to Interpreting 
links checked: 20090815

Book and/ or Video Lists:

       Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
             ACDHH.org

      ASL Videos
             ASLVideos.com

      Boys' Town Press
             BoysTownHospital.org: Boys Town Press

      Dawn Sign Press
             DawnSignPress.com

      Described and Captioned Media (DCMP)
             DCMP Video Loan Program

      Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
             Captioned & Signed Video Loan Center

      Joyce Media, Inc.
             JoyceMediaInc.com

      Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
             Annotated & Thorough

      Sign Media, Inc.
             SignMedia.com (Online Catalog)

    TerpTopics PlayLists
            YouTube.com

      West Virginia Dept of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
             WVDHHR.org

Captioning 
links checked: 20080921

DCMP.org  About Captioning and How To "Caption It Yourself" (CIY)
InSightCinema.org: Open-Captioned Movies Listing by State

OverStream.net: HBO's Documentary Hear and Now Trailer
Regal Entertainment Group: Movies Captioned Listing By State
AMC Theatres: Movies Captioned Listing By Metropolitan Area
Media: Entertainment

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) 
links checked: 200
90815

MSD.K12.MO.US: Good DCMP Overview
MSD.K12.MO.US: View NAD's DCMP Press Release 
.pdf format
DCMP.org
DCMP.org: Mouth Morphemes  
Wow!  The detailed information in this video ROCKS!
DCMP.org: Sign to Voice Interpreting: Your License to Drive   
Worth your time (even if you "already know how").
DCMP.org: Register: Comparing ASL & English   
Highly recommended

Interpretations  May include Sign Language glossed in English, and/or Sign Language videos or illustrations.
links checked: 200
90815

   TerpTopics PlayLists
            YouTube.com

RIT.edu:12 Steps of AA (Glossed)
ChillyGurlz.WordPress.com: A Cold Snap
Elijah.org: Christian Hymns
Elijah.org: Christmas Songs
LDS.org: Church of Latter-day Saints   Sign-interpreted hymns (streamed video format).
Archive.org  The Night Before Christmas
Archive.org: The Shoemaker and the Elves 
YouTube.com  I Have A Dream - Dr Martin Luther King

NewsGroups& ListServs 
links checked: 20080830

ASLPah.com 
Listen-Up.org  For Parents of DHH Children
ListServ.LinguistList.org  Sign Language Linguistics ListServ
Groups.Yahoo.com  BLeGIT  (RID Lesbian Bisexual Intersexed Transgendered Gay
Groups.Yahoo.com  IEISMS  (RID Educational Interpreters)

Groups.Yahoo.com Sign4Him (Christian)
Groups.Yahoo.com  TerpsInfo
Groups.Yahoo.com  TerpsNSchool

Groups.Yahoo.com  Tri-Lingual Interpreters Spanish-English-ASL
Groups.Yahoo.com  U.S. Terps
State of Alabama Dept. of Mental Health Interpreting Information
Yahoo Groups Mega-Listing of Yahoo Groups Related to Sign Language

Newsletters and Periodicals 
links checked: 20080830

ASLServices.com: Florida Deaf News and Deaf Events
DeafView.com: Participate in a Deaf Life Magazine Survey
DeafWeb.org: Newsletters, Publications, & Entertainment
DeafLife.com: Deaf Life Magazine
Gallaudet.edu: News and Notables
RIT.edu: Links to Periodicals & Extracts
OhioSchoolForTheDeaf.org: Interpreter Support Newsletter

Interpreters Online 
Links Checked: 20090503

Cindy Dawes (FL)
           ASLinfo.com
Michael Kissiah (GA)
           HearAgain.org
Heather Lawson (TN)
           Interpreter's Tapestry
Bjorn Storm (CA)
           StormFX.net
Julie Shumko (UT)
           WordPress.com
Damon Timm (MA)
           TriPod.com
Amy Hair (FL)
           Sign-Interpreted Performances
Jason Hay-Southwell
(FL)
           Sign-Interpreted Performances
Danlel Greene (AZ)
           Blog

Receptive Practice 

Receptive Practice

 Shopping 

Books
Gifts
Movies
Videos & DVDs

Silent Socials, Suppers, Coffees

Silent Socials, Suppers, and Coffees

Videos

ASLAccess.org: Guide to Robert Joseph Wortman Video Collection    Valuable annotated listing of about 170 videos.

VLogs and BLogs   
links checked: 20090404

    TerpTopics PlayLists
            YouTube.com

Special thanks to GnarlyDorkette (Kirsi, in CA) because the CDI links were posted to her blog.  (smile)

MKrajnak This vlogger sometimes discusses CDI issues.
i711 
An entry about Certified Deaf Interpreters by Lauren Ridloff.
AnneMarieASL.Tmblr.com
  
Commentary from Anne Marie Baer.
ASLVlog.net  
MEGA-list (wow).
BriannasVlog.BlogSpot.com 
Brianna's age 8, and she VLogs!
Carl-Schroeder.BlogSpot.com  
Commentary from Carl Schroeder.
CDI Study Group
Deaf interpreter study group operated by Dilbretta.
CSDR-CDE.ca.gov: Student Perspectives  
DeafAndHardOfHearingKids.ning.com 
 BLog/VLog for families of children who are DHH.
DeafHearing.WordPress.com
 Julia Shumko (hearing) on her relationship with husband Steve (deaf).
DeafChurchOnline.org
DeafMomWorld.com   
BLog of a parent who Is Deaf.
DeafPundit.WordPress.com  
Commentary from Jeannette Johnson.
DeafRead.com    
VLog aggregator site.
DeafRead.com   
 BLog aggregator site.
EarOfMyHeart.com 
  Commentary from LaRonda Zupp.
EdsAlert.com     
Commentary from Ed Bosson.
GrantLairdJr.com  
Commentary from Grant Laird, Jr.
GrumpyOldDeafies.com  
Ya gotta love the name.
JoeyBaer.com  
Commentary from Joey Baer.
Lenois.com 
Commentary from Jon-Lenois Savage.
Veditz Center 
Denver, Colorado
RID Deaf Caucus 
Blog by Caucus chairperson, Juliann Wasisco.

 

Teachers - ASL

American Sign Language Teachers  
links checked: 20080707

ASLTA.org  American Sign Language Teachers Association
FASLTA.org Florida American Sign Language Teachers Association
Teachers.net: ASL/Sign Language Teachers ChatBoard

 

Teachers of the Deaf (ToD)

Teachers of the Deaf (ToD) 
links checked: 20090404

DeafEd.net   Information resource for ToDs.
DeafEd.net  
ToD educational programs (listing).
FEHI.org    
Florida Educators of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals (FEHI)
FSDB.K12.FL.us    
Resources for teachers of the deaf.
NASET.org  
National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)

 Technology

Cochlear Implant 
links checked: 20090405

Cochlear Implants

Technology   
links checked: 20090405

About.com     About wireless communication.
BLogs
COATAccess.org     Coalition to promote equal access through technology.
DeafEd.net    Technology in education: integration suggestions.
DisabilityResources.org 
EdsAlert.com     TeleCom commentary from Ed Bosson.
DeafNetwork.com     About Florida Relay Service (FRS) ... dial 7-1-1;
Cochlear Implants
NTID.RIT.edu   Technology for students of all ages.
i711.com  Internet text relay and VRS service provider.
MYiCommunicator.com
Leeds.AC.UK: Pagers Alert Deaf Visitors to File Alarm Activation
FCC.gov: Disability Rights Office   
Includes: TRS; captioning; VoIP; access to emergency info on TV; and more.
GATech.edu     Educational links especially for children.
RIT.edu: Symposium on Technology and Deaf Education 
RIT.edu   C-Print
TM (speech-to-print transcription service).
SKYPE.com    Use your Webcam to chat via the Internet.
InSightCinema.org    Find movies with open captioning playing in a theater near you.
TDIOnline.org
Video Phones (VP) 
VoiceRecognition.com  
Voice recognition software translates speech into sign, text, or computer-generated speech. 
VLogs 
Video Relay Service (VRS)
Vcom3D.com  I
n The Forest, an ASL avatar presents a story by Jason Stewart (captioned for the sign-impaired).

Video Phones (VP)   
links checked: 20090405

About video phones: Wikipedia.com
(News article) How cell phones with video transmission capability work: CTV.ca
Publicly accessible video phones: CSDPAV.com

Video Relay Service (VRS)  
links checked: 20090405

About VRS:     ATT.com
About VRS:     FCC.gov
About VRS:     NAD.org

Commentary:     DeafRead.com 

Service provider list:     DeafNetwork.com
Service provider list:     WA.gov

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