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photo A Sign of the Times
By James Shasky & Bonnie MacBird

The shouts of coaches, teammates and referees, the cheers of the crowd: these are all vital cues to a player in the midst of a fast-moving basketball game. But high school athlete Diondre Carter can't hear them. The key to his performance is Vicki Josefsberg, his school's high-energy tutor and sign language interpreter for deaf students.

On the court and in the classroom, in an urban public school where thirty languages are spoken and where racial and ethnic tensions have sometimes led to gang violence, Vicki and Diondre set a powerful example of courage, determination, and communication.

DVD version has both closed-captions and audio description.

23 minutes
© 1996
Purchase $149 DVD
Order No. QA-236
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-990-8
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"A worthwhile video for students, parents, and teachers." Disability Resources Monthly

Awards & Conference Screenings
TASH Media Awards
Rehabilitation International Film Festival
Association for the Care of Children's Health
Association for Childhood Education International

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