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Video Resources: ASL

American Sign Language Video Collection

ABC Stories
Video presents deaf people doing "sign play" stories. In this case an ABC story uses letters of the manual alphabet, in alphabetical order, to tell a story.
Call Number: HV 2508 .A43 1992 / (62 min.)

ASL poetry: selected works of Clayton Valli
Twenty-one of Valli's poems are signed using a wide variety of styles. Kuntze guides the viewer through the poems' meanings and gives insight on the fairly new medium of poetry written in American Sign Language.
Call Number: PS 3572 .I4 A84 1995 / (105 min.)

ASL / PSE Grammar & Sentence structures: Comparative translations
Demonstrates and explains the difference between sentences in written English, American Sign language and Pidgin Sign English.
Call Number: HV 2474 .C65 1995 / (60 min.)

An adventure in Cued Speech
Presents cued speech users, their families and professionals, demonstrating and discussing cued speech in a variety of settings. Appropriate for families with deaf children, speech language pathologists, audiologists, cochlear implant professionals, teachers of the deaf, trans-literators, special education teachers and administrators.
Call Number: HV 2500 .A38 1999 / (38 min.)

Baseball
Containing a brief history of the game, an overview of the rules, and vocabulary used in the game.
Call Number: GV867 .B34 1991 / (30 min.)

Basketball
Containing a brief history of the game, an overview of the rules, and vocabulary used in the game.
Call Number: GV 885 .B37 1991 / (29 min.)

Bird of a different feather & For a decent living (teachers edition)
Includes the same two stories as in the Collector's edition: Ben Bahan's fable, Bird of a different feather, and Sam Supalla's For a decent living. This teacher's edition includes an interview with the storyteller at the end of his presentation. The teacher's guide provides an overview and lesson plans for the study of these two narratives.
Call Number: HV 2474 .B435 1992c / (77 min.)

Bird of a different feather & For a decent living (collectors edition)
Ben Bahan's fable, Bird of a different feather, explores the differences of a bird within a family of eagles and how rather than accepting the differences, they use a pathological approach to raising the bird. Sam Supalla's For a decent living, shows a deaf boy on a journey to find his deaf identity and to prove himself to his family, the deaf community and society at large.
Call Number: HV 2474 .B435 1992 / (60 min.)

Bird of a different feather &, For a decent living (student videotape)
Provides an unprecedented way to study and appreciate the oral-based literary works of the deaf community in the United States. Includes Ben Bahan's fable, Bird of a different feather, and Sam Supalla's For a decent living. In the student video and workbook these narratives are divided into structural units: strophes, topic units, chapters, and parts, allowing you to complete a wide range of activities both inside and outside of the classroom.
Call Number: HV 2474 .B435 1992b / (120 min.)

Black Cat
\Presents Poe's short story "The Black cat" translated into American Sign Language. This tape also contains a brief biography of Edgar Allen Poe at the end.


Call Number: PS 2613 .A64 1996 / (60 min.)

Charles Krauel: a Profile of a Deaf Filmmaker
Interview with Charles Krauel. He recounts his experiences in making his films. Krauels are some of the first to record the deaf culture of his time.
Call Number: PN 1998 .K73 C45 1994 / (60 min.)

Deaf Children Signers
Deaf children aged 5-19 using American Sign Language to describe their lives, accompanied by voice interpretation.
Call Number: HV 2476 .D43 1989 / (225 min.; 5 videotapes)

Deaf Culture (13 part series)
Videos numbered 8A-8H are titled Deaf Culture Autobiography. Videos numbered 8I-8L are titled Deaf Culture Lecture.
Call Number: HV 2534 .A3 D43 1989 / (310 min. ; 13 videocassettes)

Deaf Culture Lecture: Cultural Differences
Discusses the cultural differences in deaf community.
Call Number: HV 2534 .A3 D43 1989 / (35 min.)

Deaf President Now! Revolution: Deaf Mosaic ; no. 402
Events show the students' takeover of the university and their demands for a deaf president.
Call Number: HV 2561 .W18 D43 1988 / (28 min.)

Deaf Tend Your: non-manual signals in American Sign Language
Uses English glosses (English words used to represent ASL signs). The title underscores a marker of ASL competency born in the community of Deaf ASL users.
Call Number: HV 2472 .B755 1996 / (30 min.)

Deaf way special: Deaf Mosaic ; no. 505
Highlights from the July 1989 international conference and festival on deaf language, history, and art. Includes performances by deaf actors and dancers and interviews with international scholars.
Call Number: HV 2359 .I487 D42 1989 / (29 min.)

Deaf way, a Celebration, Continues: Deaf mosaic ; no. 506
Highlights from opening night of the July 1989 international conference and festival on deaf language, history, and art. Includes performances by deaf actors and dancers and interviews with international scholars.
Call Number: HV 2359 .I487 D43 1989 / (29 min.)

DEAFology 101: a Crash Course on Deaf Culture
This humorous lecture on deaf culture explores and explains many situations unique to the world of the deaf.
Call Number: HV 2395 .D44 1993 / (60 min.)

Dreams spoken here: a documentary about teaching deaf children to speak and listen
Film shows how deaf children can learn to speak and listen through oral deaf education.
Call Number: None. Ask at Ekstrom Library Media service desk. / (57 min.)

Face of ASL: Basic Declarative Sentences
This focuses on developing accurate non-manual signals and markers used in ASL, and includes descriptions and demonstrations of facial behavior in context and practice exercises.
Call Number: HV 2474 .F33 1991, tape 1 / (59 min.)

Face of ASL: Basic Questions
This focuses on developing accurate non-manual signals and markers used in ASL, and includes descriptions and demonstrations of facial behavior in context and practice exercises.
Call Number: HV 2474 .F33 1991, tape 2 / (59 min.)

Face of ASL: Complex sentences
Grammatical information is shown through rule-governed movements of the upper face and head. Develops non-manual signal and markers through facial behavior used in ASL, American Sign Language.
Call Number: HV 2474 .F33 1991, tape 3 / (59 min.)

Face of ASL: Conditionals & relative clauses
Grammatical information is shown through rule-governed movements of the upper face and head. Develops non-manual signal and markers through facial behavior used in ASL, American Sign Language.
Call Number: HV 2474 .F33 1991, tape 4 / (59 min.)

Fall of the House of Usher
Presents one of the best-known short story by Edgar Allen Poe. The story has been told in American Sign Language by master story-signer Patrick Graybill.
Call Number: PS 2614 .A64 1996 / (60 min.)

Families with Deaf Children: discovering your needs & exploring your choices
Parents talk with parents about having a deaf child.
Call Number: None. Ask at Ekstrom Library Media service desk. / (27 min.)

Father, the Son and the Donkey
Features Aesop's fable as told in sign language and voiced for those who are not familiar with signing.
Call Number: PA 3855 .A44 F38 1986 / (15 min.)

Finger spelled Names & Introductions : a Template Building Approach
Provides practice in finger spelled word recognition...Selected finger spelled words are shown in a Template Building Process, which includes showing the word at regular speed, in slow motion, in printed English, and then again at regular speed.
Call Number: HV 2477 .F54 1997 / (90 min.)

Finger spelling: Expressive & Receptive Fluency
This video is based on Joyce Groode's highly successful and popular workshops dealing with the strategies for building and improving both expressive and receptive finger spelling skills.
Call Number: HV 2474 .F56 1992 / (120 min.)

From mime to sign
Videotapes that teach sign language.
Call Number: HV 2474 .G5 1989 / (135 min ; 3 videotapes)

The Greedy cat
Before it's all over, this cat will have eaten his way through everything and everyone he meets. Told in signed English and voiced for those who are unfamiliar with signing.
Call Number: PN 995 .G74 1987 / (15 min.)

House that Jack built
A cumulative nursery rhyme about the chain of events that started when Jack built a house. Features story as told in sign language and voiced for those who are not familiar with signing. Explains art of story-telling in sign language.
Call Number: PZ 8.3 .H78 1987 / ( 15 min.)

I can: stories of deaf and hard of hearing people in recovery

In the Land of the Deaf
This documentary explores deaf life and culture in France, and the growing controversy involving "curing" deafness. Includes portraits of a charismatic sign language teacher, a woman treated as mentally ill because her hearing problem was misdiagnosed, a young man who remembers the first horrifying experience of hearing with an aid, and a newlywed deaf couple trying to communicate with a real estate agent.
Call Number: HV 2736 .I58 1994 / (99 min.)

Interpreting in Mental Health Settings
Looks at issues specific to mental health interpreting.
Call Number: RC 451 .D4 I58 1997 / (50 min.)

Interpreting Practice Videotape with Modeling
Interpreting practice tapes.
Call Number: HV 2474 .I57 1994 / (220 min. ; 7 videocassettes)

Introduction to American deaf culture: Group norms
An overview of some "rules" and norms for behavior of deaf people. Guest panelists lead group marriage discussions, discussing the impact of the visual environment on group behavior, code-switching and rules of politeness.
Call Number: HV 2545 .I68 no. 4 / (60 min.)

Introduction to American deaf culture: Identity
Discusses the various aspects deaf culture in America, and promotes recognition of and respect for American Sign Language and the people who use it.
Call Number: HV 2545 .I68 no.5 / (65 min.)

Introduction to American deaf culture: Language and traditions
Presents an overview of the ways that unique aspects of Deaf culture are expressed through the language of Deaf people. Technical vocabulary,sign play, success stories, school experiences, and artistic performances are some of the many topics covered.
Call Number: HV 2545 .I68 no. 3 / (60 min.)

Introduction to American deaf culture: Rules of Social Interaction
Describes the various aspects of social interaction among deaf people.
Call Number: HV 2545 .I68 no. 1 / (60 min.)

Introduction to American deaf culture: Values
Provides an introduction to unique values and traditions of deaf people. Among the topics discussed are: the importance of clubs for deaf people, perspectives on deaf children and residential schools and the importance of eyes and hands to deaf people.
Call Number: HV 2545 .I68 no. 2 / (60 min.)

Introduction to the Deaf Community
A culturally-sensitive overview of social, cultural, and communicative facets of the lives of Deaf people.
Call Number: HV 2545 .I619 1993 / (25 min.)

L.A.C.D. story: Los Angeles Club for the Deaf story
Offers a look at deaf culture from the deaf persons' view and highlights the past history of the Los Angeles Club for the Deaf.
Call Number: HV 2561 .C23 L63 1993 / (30 min.)

Laurent Clerc
This video reviews the life of Laurent Clerc, one of the great instructors of the deaf. It includes interviews with historians and deaf educators.
Call Number: HV 2534 .C631 L382 1995 / (30 min.)

Magic pot
A demon in the guise of a magic pot outwits a greedy, rich man and brings wealth and happiness to a poor old fellow and his wife. Features story as told in sign language and voiced for those who are not familiar with signing. Explains art of story-telling in sign language.
Call Number: PN 995 .M34 1987 / (15 min.)

Mom and Dad, Your Deaf Child is OK: Significant Steps in Raising a Deaf Child
Includes interviews with families, both hearing and deaf, about how they dealt or are dealing with issues related to their deaf children. Researchers, administrators, and educators from deaf-related fields offer their valuable expertise about deaf children.
Call Number: HV 2392.2 .M65 1998 / (45 min.)

Number Signs for Everyone : Numbering in American Sign Language
Consists of twelve chapters explaining the use of number signs in ASL.
Call Number: HV 2474 .M143 1997 / (90 min.)

Pit and the Pendulum
Presents one of the best-known short story by this famous American writer. The story has been told in American Sign Language by master story-signer Patrick Graybill.
Call Number: PS 2618 .P58 1996 / (60 min.)

Signing treasures: Excerpts from Signing naturally
Skits, jokes, stories, legends, poems and songs signed by some of he deaf community's most popular storytellers.
Call Number: HV 2474 .S555 1996 / (50 min.)

So Long Silence
A documentary depicts deaf students in and out of school at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont.
Call Number: HV 2561 .C3 S6 1990 / (22 min.)

Soccer
Containing a brief history of the game, an overview of the rules, and vocabulary used in the game.
Call Number: GV 943 .S63 1991 / (20 min.)

Tales from the Green Books
Stories, poems and anecdotes are presented in sign language.
Call Number: HV 2474 .T35 1990 / (56 min.)

Tomorrow Dad Will Still Be Deaf: and other stories
Bonnie Kraft tells stories from her perspective as a hearing child of deaf adults, and she is interviewed by Ben Bahan.
Call Number: HV 2392.2 .T66 1997 / (90 min.)

Treasure
Ella Mae Lentz, a well known deaf poet, shares her poetry.
Call Number: PS 3562 .E495 T74 1995 / (60 min.)

Using your TTY / TDD
An instruction tape for the hearing impaired on how to use telecommunications devices for the deaf.
Call Number: HV 2502.5 .U7 1993 / (32 min.)

Village stew
Popular adaptation of the folktale Stone soup in sign language.
Call Number: PN 995 .V55 1986 / (15 min.)

Volleyball
Containing a brief history of the game, an overview of the rules, and vocabulary used in the game.
Call Number: GV 1017 .V6 V65 1991 / (20 min.)

Working with a Sign Language Interpreter
Video discusses the role of sign language interpreters- their history, how to work with them in large and small group settings, their national registry, and other things.
Call Number: HV 2402 .W67 1992 / (30 min.)

World According to Pat
Dramatized presentation in which Patrick Graybill remembers the joys and values of growing up attending a residential school.
Call Number: HV 2430 .W67 1986/ (80 min.)

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