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Children's Stories and Literature Retold in ASL: DVDs

Finding DVDs

This is an illustration of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle from the Carle Museum. It shows a blue-green curved caterpillar body with a few tiny feet, a red face, yellow outlined green eyes, a black nose and two tan antennas above the head.The image at left is an illustration of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle from the Carle Museum. We have children's stories retold in ASL published by several schools: Kansas School for the DeafCalifornia School for the Deaf, and Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (partnership with Scholastic). Deaf community members, faculty, and students are featured in the videos, depending on the school. California School for the Deaf videos have captions you can turn on. Most videos ( Deaf Media) and companion print books are in the PZ call number area. 

There are multi-level videos/stories and different genres such as folktales, fairy tales, fables, tall tales, Caldecott Award winners, popular children's literature stories, and holiday stories.
Use the library catalog below to find books and videos. Type the author or title of the book using the keyword search and add the term 'deaf' if looking for signed stories. 

You can look for video/book titles below using the RIT Libraries catalog. If you need to find a video offsite, this short video shows you how to request an offsite video (ie, building 99).  It takes a day or two for the DVD to be delivered to the Library Services Desk, where you can pick it up.

If you are interested in online collections such as Tumblebooks and BookFlix (animated, voiced, and captioned children's books, Tumblebooks are available via Greece Public LIbrary. If you are a New York resident, you can apply for a NYPL library card which gives you access to hundreds of databases, including Tumblebooks and BookFlix. You also receive discounts or free admission to museums. 

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