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January 1988

Two Views of Deafness

Author(s): Chris Wixtrom
This chart compares two contrasting views of deafness: 1) as pathology and 2) as a difference. It provides helpful explanations of what a person might think or how they may behave.
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January 0004

Deaf Culture: NETAC Teacher Tipsheet

Author(s): Linda Siple, Leslie Greer, Barbra Ray Holcomb
This brief factsheet describes common terms used within Deaf community, details shared values in contrast with mainstream U.S. hearing culture, and offers guidelines for communication.
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Quick Tips for Using an Interpreter

Author(s): Marie De Santis
This resource offers guidance on communicating via an interpreter. Available in both English and Spanish.
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Etiquette Tips for Working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals

This one-pager offers tips for hearing advocates to engage in effective, respectful communication with Deaf or hard of hearing individuals.
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Seeing at the Speed of Sound

Author(s): Rachel Kolb
Rachel Kolb, the first deaf Rhodes Scholar, describes the frustrations and humor embodied in the process of lipreading.
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Latinas and Sexual Violence

This fact sheet addresses cultural and linguistic considerations for improving outreach into Latin@ communities with a special focus on Latinas. It promotes greater awareness of the barriers to services that Latina victims face and tools for removing those barriers.
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What Is Audism: Introduction

This webpage provides a list of various definitions of audism and several references that provide in-depth discussion of the concept.
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Improving Services and Outreach to the Latino Community

Author(s): Marie De Santis
The article suggests that programs evaluate their effectiveness in addressing specific Latino community needs, recognize and address barriers to serving Latino communities, and learn about diversity within Latino communities. The article also suggests eliminating stereotypes, developing organization wide language competency, and ensuring that all staff have a duty to serve all members of the community. Available in both English and Spanish.
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Transgender Basics

This short film provides interviews with individuals self-identified as Transgender or Genderqueer. It also presents an overview of the spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation.
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Defining Deaf Culture

This web page offers dictionary definitions of 'culture' and offers an 'insider's definition' of Deaf culture that draws on aspects identified in these sources.
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NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct

Embodied in this Code of Professional Conduct (formerly known as the Code of Ethics) are seven tenets setting forth guiding principles, followed by illustrative behaviors.
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Resources for Working with Immigrant Women

This page contains information and suggestions to make domestic violence services more accessible for immigrant women.