KETK news of East Texas featured that "the 12 counties of Deep East Texas will soon have a feature to text 911, an innovation that is being lauded by the deaf community". Read more about how a couple of seconds could make a difference.
Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) is hosting Read Captions Across America (RCAA) campaign, typically held each year on or close to March 2, the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss.
The purpose of RCAA is to raise awareness—particularly among children and their parents and teachers—that video is an effective way to encourage and foster reading skills, as long as captions are always turned on! RCAA is the first national reading event to put emphasis on the importance of captioned media as a reading tool for all children, not just those who are deaf or hard of hearing. This effort resulted in a huge success, as thousands of students have participated in this event since its inauguration.
Order your free RCAA kit, learn more about how captioning improves literacy, and find great ideas from teachers and parents on RCAA website.
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is offering five, 30-minute ASL sessions with Deaf adult role models to first 500 ASDC members. ASDC recognizes the importance of Deaf adult role models in the lives of families raising deaf children. SignOn is a virtual immersion program that lets you practice your ASL live with a Deaf adult from the comfort of your own computer. Visit SignOn sign up page for more information.
Thirty-two videos have been translated so far. The goal is to complete 1,000 videos by fall 2019.
The hope is to launch a movement and inspire others to start creating sign language academic videos to open source education for the deaf.
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