Access For Hearing Parents of Deaf Children
Auslan Resources hi,Are you Deaf? Got hearing parents? Concerned about deaf babies being denied sign language?Great! Watch this video...In Auslan, with subtitles. (approx 6-7 minutes). A great example of what I'm talking about is Barb DiGiovanni's interview with her grandmother... with subtitles (open-captioned), in here:My 93 Year Old Grandma's SorrowBelow is a word-for-word tran...
Wed, Nov 19 2008
Deaf Related Comics
Auslan Resources hi, it has been a while.Yesterday I came across this comic strip which I did in '05 and it gave me a chuckle... thought I'd share it in here :)(click to see larger size)Comments and feedback welcome.
Wed, May 21 2008
My Thoughts on Raychelle's CI Vlogs
Auslan Resources Vlog response to Raychelle, in ASL, approx 5 - 6 minutes. Summary:Raychelle's vlogs with transcripts on cochlear implants (links below) covered important information on the surgery, myths, parents, ASL and the deaf community. My vlog is a response to her vlogs. I covered some things that I agreed with her, and also some things that I did not agree with.If you woul...
Sun, Mar 23 2008
AGBAD Recognises ASL! (a small step forward?)
Auslan Resources Approx 2 minute video in ASL, followed by summary: Summary:The discussion regarding AGBell/AgBAD's letter to PepsiCo... I agree with NAD, it was a really disappointing letter. The general consensus is that the letter looks down on ASL by implying that deaf people who use ASL are not successful in the hearing community.In Jay's vlog, he discussed the names of perso...
Fri, Feb 15 2008
For Jared: A Suggested Solution to Deafread Format
Auslan Resources A solution to Deafread format is offered to address concerns about CI discussions overtaking Deafread (in addition to Cy's solution), and vloggers' vlogs being hidden in Deafread Extra.a 3 minute video clip in Auslan with subtitles:Links mentioned in the vlog:Suggested solution to Deafread format (click for a bigger view)Suggested example of vlog/blog submit form (cli...
Thu, Jan 31 2008
Is This Audism or Not? My Experience with Interpreters
Auslan Resources Audism is a sensitive topic, in that it is not well-known or widely acknowledged among hearing people, but identified and discussed within the Deaf Community.In my vlog, I shared three negative experiences I had with interpreters, and ask, is it "audism"? I am not entirely sure. I welcome the feedback of Deaf readers (and interpreters too), and what they'd do if they ...
Sun, Nov 18 2007
Interactive Spelling Program with Excel for Deaf Children
Auslan Resources Hi,Did you know that Microsoft Excel can be used as an interactive spelling program for Deaf children?? Yes, the same Excel that people use to help them budget with their cash flow...Early in the year, I had a fingerspelling program in mind and asked my brother, Stephen, on ideas how to make it turn into a reality... and he, being IT savvy, was able to create a code i...
Wed, Nov 14 2007
Sign Language Rights of Deaf Children
Auslan Resources Today I came across this piognant message from Gary Malkowski. It is about sign language rights of deaf children. Video in ASL, approx 6 minutes in length.In here.Thank you Terry Ruth for letting me know about this :)
Mon, Oct 22 2007
For Australian Deaf People - On Deaf Bilingual Coaliation
Auslan Resources Hi,thought I'd share with you about Deaf Bilingual Coalition, it's been recently established in the US, with the aim of educating hearing people, organisations and parents about the necessity of providing sign language to deaf babies.In the video (Auslan, with subtitles), I've also covered the greatest irony regarding sign language being encouraged for hearing babies, [...]
Sun, Aug 19 2007
Developing Literacy Skills via Film Making and PowerPoint
Auslan Resources Hi, I would like to share how Deaf children enjoy developing their literacy skills via Auslan/ASL movie making with powerpoint. Approx 5 min example of video signing with powerpoint and animated text is shown in the video clip. P.S. please excuse my awkward attempt on signing both ASL and Auslan together in the video clip! :)P.P.S. How to go about it - children [...]
Sat, Jun 23 2007
Comics for Deaf Children: Response to Karen Mayes
Auslan Resources In Karen's post, "Fun Summer Reading for Deaf Children", she shared how reading comics is one of the most enjoyable ways for deaf children to develop their reading skills. I agree with her and would like to use this opportunity to share my experience as a deaf child how reading comics helped me progress to fiction books.Response to Karen: In Auslan (if you can't [...]
Sun, May 27 2007
Auslan ABC Part 3 Quiz Answers and Lexicalised Slo-Mo
Auslan Resources Auslan ABC Quiz answers are given in the below video clip (with ASL feedback).Perhaps some might find my lexicalised fingerspelling too fast to follow in the previous Quiz, so I've added slo-mo, hope it's useful. What would you like me to cover in future Auslan lessons?
Fri, May 11 2007
Auslan ABC Part 2 with Quiz
Auslan Resources Hi, here is Auslan ABC Part 2 with Quiz to practice your Auslan read-back skills! :)17 names - try guess what they are??I will make a vlog in a few days with the answers. :)All the best!!
Sun, May 06 2007
Auslan Resources For people who are interested in learning Auslan (Australian Sign Language). This lesson is on how to do the alphabet.(Directions are given in ASL).Let me know if you'd like more :-)
Fri, May 04 2007
Auslan Network Meeting (Vic)
Auslan Resources Hi, here is a video clip for Auslan Network Meeting (Vic).I enjoyed being part of the meeting, I think it is a wonderful idea for us to get together to share resources. (Thanks Irene for organising the network meeting!!).At the meeting I offered to make a video clip on how I go about making a website with video clips. I think this way will save us a lot of time, as it [...]
Mon, Apr 30 2007
Deaf no need to hear Voice, can See!
Auslan Resources In Auslan and ASL video clips, Susan shares how a deaf child do not have to hear to be able to understand how voice intonation works in spoken languages.Credit goes to an old book (can't remember the title) in Griffith University, Queensland. Video Clip in Auslan (2 min 44 sec):Video Clip in ASL (3 min 16 sec):
Mon, Apr 30 2007
Unravelling the Mystery of Autism
Auslan Resources Auslan video clip:ASL video clip:A few weeks ago, I read this wonderful and inspiring book. This book was written by a mother with an autistic son. She wouldn't give up on her son and went beyond doctors on finding information on what caused it, and how to overcome it. And overcome it she did. Her five-year old son is no longer autistic! The emphasis is to start ASAP, [...]
Mon, Apr 30 2007
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