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Using humorous stories with illustrations, this classic collection brings deaf culture to life through personal experiences and practical day-to-day information. Various aspects of the deaf world are illuminated through anecdotes, updated in this edition to include new stories about the foibles of the latest communication technologies, including VRS, videophones, email, and instant messaging. Also provided is classroom material for teachers that can be used as excellent supplemental reading for deaf studies, ASL, or interpreting classes, as well as a springboard for discussions about deaf culture.
Samuel K. Holcomb is an instructor in the American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Department at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. He is the coauthor of ASL at Work and Basic Sign Communication. He lives in Rochester, New York. Thomas K. Holcomb is a professor of deaf studies and deaf education at Ohlone College and previously taught at San Jose State University and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. He is the author of a number of innovative teaching materials, including A Sign of Respect: Strategies for Effective Deaf/Hearing Interaction and See What I Mean: Differences Between Deaf and Hearing Cultures. He lives in Fremont, California. Roy K. Holcomb spearheaded several movements in the field of deaf education, including the establishment of the international organization now known as the American Society for Deaf Children. He was one of the first deaf directors and superintendents in the nation.