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Distance Learning: Insight into Deaf Culture

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Presenter:
Robyn Edelheit

Sponsors:

Magnolia Coastlands AHEC



Session Description:

Deaf culture

is a term applied to the social movement that holds deafness to be a difference in human experience rather than a disability. It includes shared beliefs, values, and behaviors of deaf or hard-of-hearing people who use various forms of sign language as a primary means of communication and who are members of local deaf communities. Historically, communities of deaf people have existed in most countries of the world, each with a unique cultural heritage, and often, a distinct sign language.



"Pah!": Insight into Deaf Culture

is presented by Robyn Edelheit, a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing for Bulloch County Schools.



Session Objectives:
Session participants will learn:
  • Gain an understanding of life through the lens of a deaf person
  • Have the opportunity to challenge common cliches about deaf persons
  • Realize a better understanding of the cultural differences of deaf communities around the world

Technology Requirements:
Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at http://www.adobe.com/


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