RISE Bilingual Bimodal eBooks and Youtube videos


RISE eBooks and youtube videos (Reading Involves Shared Experience) are a product of collaboration between Gallaudet University and Swarthmore College since 2013 under the guidance of Prof. Gene Mirus and Prof. Donna Jo Napoli. They are designed to delight deaf children and the adults who share the books with them, whether those adults be comfortable signers or not. The goal is to promote shared reading, an experience that enhances developing literacy skills.
All products here have a native deaf signer providing a signed version of the tales. All were created by teams of students from both institutions unless otherwise indicated.
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Our class in December 2014 at the Sorenson Language and Communication Center at Gallaudet University

OUR CATALOG


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Our class in October 2013 at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Philadelphia

OTHER PROJECTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD OFFERING BOOKS FOR DEAF CHILDREN

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Ayden W enjoying our ebooks. He was 2 years old when his mother recorded this in 2016.


Contact information:


Gene Mirus, Ph.D. and Associate Prof.
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 1211
Gallaudet University
gene.mirus@gallaudet.edu

Donna Jo Napoli, Ph.D. and Prof.
Department of Linguistics
Swarthmore College
dnapoli1@swarthmore.edu