Disability Resource Library September 2017 Newsletter

International Week of the Deaf

International Week of the Deaf (September 18-24)

The International Week of the Deaf is held on the last week of September. Throughout the nation, this event is commemorated through various activities (marches, debates, campaigns, exhibitions, and meetings). To learn how West Virginia is celebrating Deaf Awareness Week, visit WV Hands & Voices.

Professional Resources

The Joy of Signing
by Lottie Riekehof

The "Joy of Signing" is one of the most comprehensive guides available for mastering the current basic signs used to communicate with deaf people in either the word order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern. It provides the basic vocabulary needed for persons entering interpreter training programs. Families and professionals communicating with deaf children and adults will appreciate this manual's conceptually based vocabulary.

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