Publishers and Vendors of Books, Videos, and CD-ROM's Related to Deafness

Library Service to People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Forum
5661 South Curtice Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120
(800) 726-0851 toll-free
(303) 794-3928
(303) 794-3704 fax

ADCO offers a large selection of books, videos, and sign language gifts in addition to other products of interest to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.

AGO Publications

AGO offers Deaf culture and sign language themed giftware and books/articles on issues related to the Deaf community.


Amazon is well known as an online vendor with a broad selection of wares, including items related to deafness. Amazon often provides reviews of items, and users are welcome to add their own.

ASL in Motion
P.O. Box 216401
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 482-1304 TTY/fax

ASL in Motion is a Deaf-owned company which offers instructional ASL videotapes.

BuTo, Ltd.
P.O. Box 9018
Austin, Texas 78766
(512) 450-0510 fax

BuTo, Ltd, is a Deaf-owned company which produces children's picture books with a strong emphasis on Deaf culture and history.

Butte Publications
P.O. Box 1328
Hillsboro, OR 97123-1328
(866) 312-8883 toll-free; voice/TTY
(503) 648-9791 voice/TTY
(866) 412-8883 toll-free; fax
(503) 693-9526 fax

Butte Publications publishes a broad range of titles related to deafness, including many professional resources. Also offers some parenting resources in Spanish.

Captioned Media Program (CMP) 
CMP provides captioned educational media and supportive collateral materials, including 4,000 open-captioned titles (videos, CD-ROM, and DVD) which circulate free of charge.

Cinema for the Deaf
1610 Highland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
(847) 332-CIMI

An annual film festival put on by the Chicago Institute for the Moving Image (CIMI), the Festival of Cinema for the Deaf offers video and other merchandise for purchase.

Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Technology (CSMT), California Department of Education
Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Technology
560 J Street, Room 390
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-5103

CSMT works in partnership with the California School for the Deaf, Riverside to produce American Sign Language (ASL) VideoBook versions of children's literature books adopted by the California State Board of Education. ASL VideoBooks are available at no cost to California's public schools (and have been provided to at least one public library), however at present very few CSMT materials are available for sale to anyone not affiliated with education or who are outside of the state of California.

Dawn Sign Press
6130 Nancy Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92121-3223
(800) 549-5350 toll-free
(858) 625-0600 voice/TTY
(858) 625-2336 fax

Dawn Sign Press publishes a large number of ASL materials for teachers, parents, and deaf persons.

Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA) Deaf Store
1550 San Leandro Blvd.
San Leandro, CA 94577

DCARA, the largest Deaf services agency in the San Francisco Bay area, offers a selection of items through its online store, including some difficult-to-find titles.

Deaf Life Press

Deaf Life Press publishes a small selection of deaf books and Deaf Life Magazine.

Deaf Missions
21199 Greenview Rd.
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
(712) 322-5493

Deaf Missions is a Christian mission which offers the Bible and other Christian teaching materials in ASL.

Deaf Success Productions
11245 Bowles Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92841
(714) 772-8021
(425) 969-1917 fax

Deaf Success Productions publishes practical, self-directed products and training tools designed to be used in employment training, education, business, counseling, therapy, and school settings. Videos are in ASL and are closed-captioned.

Eyeth Films

Eyeth Films presents films which depict experiences from the ASL culture as entertainment.

Forest Books
Forest Bookshop Warehouse
Unit 2, New Building
Ellwood Road
Glos. GL16 7LE

Forest Books is a British vendor which offers an extensive selection of books, videos, and CD-ROM's on deafness and deaf issues.

Gallaudet University Press
800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5488 voice/TTY
(202) 651-5489 fax

Gallaudet University Press publishes a premiere collection of resources related to deafness and hearing loss, as well as the journals Sign Language Studies and the American Annals of the Deaf. Many selections are scholarly, while many others are for adults and children of the lay public.

Garlic Press
1312 Jeppesen Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 345-0063
(541) 683-8767 fax

Garlic Press provides a wide selection of sign language and other education materials for learning and growing.

Harris Communications
15155 Technology Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2277
(800) 825-6758 voice
(800) 825-9187 TTY
(952) 906-1099 fax

Harris Communications offers many books and videos among the extensive selection of products it offers to the Deaf community and people with a hearing loss.

Institute for Disabilities Research and Training Inc.
11323 Amherst Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902
(301) 942-4326 voice/TTY
(301) 942-4439 fax

IDRT offers unique ASL CD-ROM products, such as the Mexican Sign Language/American Sign Language Translator.

Language Matters, Inc.
P.O. Box 555
Cambridge, MD 21613
(877) 564-7333 toll-free; voice/TTY
(410) 228-7415 voice/TTY
(410) 228-6883 fax

Language Matters, Inc., offers signed language, cued language, and spoken language programs, products, and services.

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5340 voice/TTY

The Clerc Center organizes its work into three national mission priority areas: literacy, family involvement, and transition. It publishes a quite a number of scholarly materials, as well as materials for children and families.

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
10 Industrial Avenue
Mahwah, NJ 07430-2262
(800) 9-BOOKS-9 toll-free
(201) 258-2200
(201) 236-0072 fax

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates offers academic and professional titles related to deafness and sign language linguistics among its many publications.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Bookstore
National Association of the Deaf
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500
(301) 587-6282 voice
(301) 587-6283 TTY
(301) 587-4873 fax

NAD Press publishes books of interest to deaf and hard of hearing individuals and to professionals in the field of deafness.

National Center on Deafness (NCOD), Western Region Outreach Center & Consortia
National Center on Deafness
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8267
(888) 684-4695 toll-free; voice/TTY
(818) 677-2099 voice/TTY
(818) 677-6270 fax

NCOD publishes videotapes and booklets (some of the latter are free) on interpreting and deaf education in post-secondary educational settings.

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
1132 W. Hall of Fame
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-4080
(800) 223-5219 toll-free
(405) 744-2000 voice
(405) 744-2002 TTY
(405) 744-2001 fax

NCHRTM offers a large selection of interpreter training and multicultural materials at very reasonable prices.

RID Press
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
333 Commerce Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 838-0030 voice
(703) 838-0459 TTY
(703) 838-0454 fax

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) publishes both books as well as the Journal of Interpretation, RID VIEWS, and conference proceedings.

Sign Enhancers
10568 SE Washington St.
Portland, OR 97216-2809
(800) 767-4461 toll-free; voice
(888) 283-5097 toll-free; TTY

Sign Enhancers publishes a large selection of books, videos, and CD-ROM's for deaf people, interpreters and other professionals, and sign language students.

Sign Media
4020 Blackburn Lane
Burtonsville, MD 20866-1167
(800) 475-4756 toll-free
(301) 421-0268
(301) 421-0270 fax

Sign Media, Inc. publishes a broad range of video and text material on American Sign Language and American Deaf Culture.

Star Bright Books
Star Bright Books, Inc.
Star Building
42-26 28th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 784-9112
(718) 784-9012 fax

Star Bright Books offers ASL/English board books for toddlers, as well as some in Spanish/ASL.

Tactile Mind Press
The Tactile Mind Press, LLC
PO Box 581667
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1667

The Tactile Mind Press publishes literature and art created by signers and work about the signing community. Works include stories, essays, poetry, and The Tactile Mind: Quarterly of the Signing Community.

Tomato Chef

Chef Jeff Perri is a Deaf graduate of the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. Through the Tomato Chef website he offers a wonderful cooking-show style video and a CD-ROM of food signs.

Trix's Workshop
1429-1 Ave D PMB #362
Snohomish, WA 98290

Trix's Workshop offers materials to support interpreters and sign language students.

3452 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 260
Orlando, FL 32817
(407) 737-7310
(407)737-6821 fax

Vcom3D publishes CD-ROM's which make use of computer-generated characters that sign in ASL and/or Signed English.

Additional Publication Information Resources

ASL Access
The mission of ASL Access is to assist libraries in acquiring ASL resources as a service to communities, and it offers many helpful reviews of ASL videos.

The Interpreter's Friend
In addition to a wealth of information related to interpreting, David Bar-Tzur offers bibliographies of resources, as well as descriptions of many materials and where to purchase them.

Schools for the Deaf
A number of schools for the deaf have published histories of their own institutions. Many of these are only available from those schools, so you must contact the institutions directly.