[Athen] question of captioning vs. ASL
hkramer at ahead.org
Wed Jul 8 09:58:58 PDT 2015
Thanks Heidi and Ron.
On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 7:38 AM, Heidi Scher <hascherdss at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Howard,
> I have to echo Ron's suggestion at contacting PEPNet. But I can tell you
> from experience that I have had graduate students who were deaf and did not
> have literacy skills. We suspected that it was due to a reading disability
> based on other characteristics the students exhibited. (This was back in
> the "dark ages" when some believed that individuals who were deaf couldn't
> have learning disabilities. Thank goodness the field has past that false
> I know at one time the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was doing a
> tremendous job of including interpreters into their videos.
> Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
> Associate Director --- Center for Educational Access
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> Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
> Associate Director
> Center for Educational Access
> University of Arkansas
> ARKU 209
> Fayetteville, AR 72701
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> On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 5:09 PM, Ron <ronrstewart at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It was a considerable topic of conversation a few years back. I would
>> contact our friends at Pepnet on the topic. It paralleled the early work on
>> signing avatars, which seemed to have promise but could never deliver on
>> the promise.
>> The short answer is yes but most likely not spliced into the video stream
>> but instead as it's own separate PnP display. I have seen it done very well
>> with the verbiage stream in one inbeded display and the ASL in a second.
>> From a teaching and learning perspective I always become concerned about
>> cognitive load in these complex info processing environs.
>> One project I was involved in while at Oregon State worked at developing
>> multi-modal info streams and the end user could select the ones the wanted
>> in the learning space. A great project and the end product was amazing, but
>> so cost prohibitive to produce that it never went anywhere once the grant
>> ran out.
>> Ron Stewart
>> On Monday, July 6, 2015, Howard Kramer <hkramer at ahead.org> wrote:
>>> I've been having a discussion with some colleagues over whether
>>> captioning is adequate as a means for access for all deaf or HOH students.
>>> Someone suggested that because of literacy issues some students might need
>>> ASL (spliced into the video in lieu of captioning). Has this issue ever
>>> come up for anyone. It would seem that any students in this demographic
>>> with literary skills that poor would not have the necessary skills for
>>> attending college or university. Just wanted to see what other thought
>>> about this.
>>> Howard Kramer
>>> Conference Coordinator
>>> Accessing Higher Ground
>>> cell: 720-351-8668
>>> AHEAD Association of Higher Education and Disability
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