Deaf Culture DVDs
With co-creator Thomas K. Holcomb

See What I Mean
Differences Between Deaf and Hearing Cultures

2nd Edition

An expanded and updated version including 4 new scenes dealing with challenges posed by recent technology (VRS, email and texting).

cover image of 'See What I Mean' Second EditionA humorous and enlightening look at the differences between Deaf and Hearing cultures.

Narrator Thomas K. Holcomb and two cultural experts, Miss Deaf Manners and Miss Hearing Manners, explain how to view Deaf culture with the same lens used to view other world cultures.

Issues such as leave-taking, privacy, attitudes toward time, giving and receiving criticism and comments on personal appearance are explored and discussed from each cultures’ point of view.

"Overall rating: A+... Viewers are gently nudged to drop negative judgments and move to a new level of comfort with cultural differences."

— from Richard L. Cohen's review on

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Strategies for Effective Deaf/Hearing Interactions

Now used in more than 100 colleges, universities and high schools!

cover image of A unique, interactive DVD designed for ASL and Deaf Culture classes, includes a 97-page workbook of exercises and additional reading materials to support the DVD.

The story follows a hearing student named Amy as she attends Deaf events and begins to interact with Deaf Community members. She is faced with 18 “choice points” where she has to decide how to behave in the most culturally appropriate manner. Narrator Thomas Holcomb gives feedback after each answer selection.


“A unique and very valuable work! Will be of particular help to hearing students just beginning their contact with Deaf people.”

Dr. Paddy Ladd, Author of Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood

“This is a wonderful resource! It provides a much needed learning tool on Deaf Culture.”

Linda Bove, Certified Deaf Interpreter, Actress, Consultant

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Deaf Culture DVDs

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ASL Interpreter

More than 30 years experience as an ASL interpreter.
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Lectures, presents workshops and trains interpreters.
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Cultural Detective

Co-author of Cultural Detective: Deaf Culture.
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