CONFERENCE: Around the Deaf World
Around the Deaf World in Two Days (It’s a Small World): Sign Languages, Social Issues/Civil Rights, Creativity
A conference will be held on signed languages, social issues, civil rights, and creativity within the Deaf community. The event will meet on the campus of Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA on February 29-March 1, 2008. ASL (American Sign Language) and BSL (British Sign Language) Interpreters will be provided. CART services (i.e., live transcription/captioning) will be provided at some events.
Some of the lectures held during these two days focus on Deaf communities in industrialized countries. But a few may be of interest to people who wish to focus on Deaf communities in developing nations:
- Angela Nonaka will speak on indigenous and village signed languages in Thailand
- Ann Senghas and Marie Coppola will speak about the development of Nicaraguan Sign Language
- Sandra Wood will speak about the acquisition of Brazilian Sign Language by homesigners
- Amy Wilson and Nickson Kakiri will highlight the best practice for collaborating with Deaf communities in developing countries
- Jun Hui Yang will speak about social situations and the education of Deaf children in China
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Thank you to Barbara Duncan for alerting me to this event. An announcement on this conference was disseminated to the Society for Disability Studies (SDS) email discussion group.
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