Deaf World Gone Virtual! Series Calendar Year

LAUNCHED! The “Deaf World has gone Virtual!” Series brings the monthly topics all year around directly to your computer screen without leaving home. Of course, you can wear sweatshirts and enjoy your afternoon drink.

Mark your calendar with the dates of the “Deaf World has gone Virtual!” monthly webinar series. All webinars are one-hour long and starts at 1:00 PM. Each month, we send out monthly flyers with the ZOOM Online Registration Link.

Tuesday, September 15th
Tuesday, October 20th
Tuesday, November 17th
Tuesday, December 15th
Tuesday, January 19th
Tuesday, February 16th
Tuesday, March 16th
Tuesday, April 20th
Tuesday, May 18th
Tuesday, June 15th
Tuesday, July 20th
Tuesday, August 17th

Learn the essential strategies for a better virtual experience. You can absolutely learn, read, study, travel, and see the world virtually. Communication access and technology strategies are your passport. Come aboard, take a journey with us.

Presented in ASL, American Sign Language, by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology Specialist Alisha Harper and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist Ricky Harris.

Free for everyone! Invite your Deaf and Hard of Hearing friends, family members, colleagues to learn alongside you. For more information, contact Ricky Harris, DHHAccess6a@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Sorenson’s Resource Specialist Project is funded by the Texas Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services under the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

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Submitter Email: DHHAccess6a@hhsc.state.tx.us

Submitter URL: https://www.facebook.com/HoustonRS6

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One response to “Deaf World Gone Virtual! Series Calendar Year”

  1. The John B. Coleman Library, Northwest Houston Center will be the host of an innovative pilot project that uses technology to communicate with the hearing impaired.
    Distance Services Librarian, Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, while researching assistive technology stumbled upon a website introducing SignAll, the first product in the world that enables spontaneous communication between a Deaf and a hearing individual via automated American Sign Language (ASL) translation technology.
    During the pilot, the SignAll system will be used publicly for both translations and learning ASL. This means anyone will have access to it, whether this is a deaf library visitor, personnel, or a person interested in learning and\or practicing ASL with an interactive, artificially intelligent partner.
    With the help of SignAll Chat, a hearing librarian will be able to communicate with a deaf visitor, not using writing or guessing, but being translated both ways via the SignAll Chat system. At the same time, when not used for translations, the system may be used for learning ASL by anyone who has access to the system, such as personnel and visitors.
    SignAll was invented in Hungary by technology experts who realized a need for better ways to communicate with the deaf. After years of development, SignAll is now in eight colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The John B. Coleman Library will be the first to pilot virtual sign language translations that are related to library communication, such as questions about books and authors. In addition to the equipment provided by SignAll, librarians and library users will have access to sign language experts and deaf advocates. The library is fortunate to have as a consultant, Dr. Dana Taylor, chair of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Phoenix, Savannah campus, and the Disability Service Adviser.
    For the pilot project the library is seeking deaf and person with intermediate sign language skills to test the equipment. If you are interested please contact the Northwest Houston Center Library at 713-790-7155.

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