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Jokinen, Markku – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
Full participation is one of the general principles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for enabling the enjoyment of human rights. This concept cuts across all issues in the Convention, and is a specific obligation of states/parties that have ratified the Convention document. Other general principles…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Sustainability, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Paul, Peter V. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2018
The question "What's it like to be deaf?" has engendered debates on whether deafness should be considered a "loss," a "gain," or both. It is doubtful that many scholars would agree that an adequate answer entails only a depiction of the degree of hearing acuity or loss, perhaps in conjunction with age at onset,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Identification (Psychology), Sign Language
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Grushkin, Donald A. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Signed languages around the world have tended to maintain an "oral," unwritten status. Despite the advantages of possessing a written form of their language, signed language communities typically resist and reject attempts to create such written forms. The present article addresses many of the arguments against written forms of signed…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Written Language, History, Orthographic Symbols
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Supalla, Samuel J.; Cripps, Jody H.; Byrne, Andrew P. J. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Responding to an article by Grushkin (EJ1174123) on how deaf children best learn to read, published, along with the present article, in an "American Annals of the Deaf" special issue, the authors review American Sign Language gloss. Topics include how ASL gloss enables deaf children to learn to read in their own language and…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Deafness, Oral Reading, Children
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Rosen, Russell S.; Hartman, Maria C.; Wang, Ye – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
In this article in this "American Annals of the Deaf" special issue that also includes the present article, Grushkin (EJ1174123) argues that the writing difficulties of many deaf and hard of hearing children result primarily from the orthographic nature of the writing system; he proposes a new system based on features found in signed…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Sign Language, Written Language
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Mayer, Connie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
While there have been attempts to develop written systems for signed languages, none have been widely used or adopted. In his article in an "American Annals of the Deaf" special issue that also includes the present article, Grushkin (EJ1174123) makes a case not only for why, but how efforts should be renewed to develop a written signed…
Descriptors: Written Language, Sign Language, Relevance (Education), Deafness
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Moores, Donald F. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
In his article in an "American Annals of the Deaf" special issue that also includes the present article, Grushkin (EJ1174123) divides his discussion of a written sign system into three basic parts. The first presents arguments against the development of a written form of American Sign Language; the second provides a rationale…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Written Language, Reader Response, Relevance (Education)
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Runnels, Joel – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
Often compared to Laurent Clerc, Thomas Gallaudet, and Alexander Graham Bell, Dr. Andrew Foster was a deaf African American who founded 32 schools for the deaf in 13 African nations. The 60th anniversary of his arrival in Liberia and Ghana and the 30th anniversary of his tragic death in a Rwanda airplane accident both occur in 2017. Renewed…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries, Deafness, Special Schools
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Pabsch, Annika – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
This article explores three models of sustainability (environmental, economic, and social) and identifies characteristics of a sustainable community necessary to sustain the Deaf community as a whole. It is argued that sign language legislation is a valuable tool for achieving sustainability for the generations to come.
Descriptors: Sign Language, Sustainability, Community Resources, Federal Legislation
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Lutalo-Kiingi, Sam; De Clerck, Goedele A. M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2017
This article has been excerpted from "Perspectives on the Sign Language Factor in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges of Sustainability" (Lutalo-Kiingi and De Clerck) in "Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities: Envisioning the Future for Deaf Students" (G. A. M. De Clerck and P. V. Paul (Eds.) 2016). In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Language Usage, Official Languages
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Hartmann, Elizabeth; Weismer, Patricia – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
The authors discuss the research of education professionals concerned with children and youth with deafblindness, presenting three theoretical frameworks and models useful for integrating technology into learning environments: (a) UDL (universal design for learning; Meyer, Rose, & Gordon, 2014), (b) SETT (student, environment, task, tools;…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Technology Integration, Curriculum Implementation, Access to Education
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Correa-Torres, Silvia M.; Bowen, Sandy K. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
Research on deafblindness and families is scant. The few available studies, in combination with research in the areas of visual impairment, hearing impairment, and significant support needs, help paint a picture of the services and other assistance required by families, including siblings of a child with deafblindness. In the present article, the…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Family Needs, Literature Reviews, Family Programs
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Bowen, Sandy K. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
Today's pluralistic society is characterized by families from many linguistic and cultural backgrounds, including families with infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing (d/Dhh). Taking a multicultural perspective, the author examines family-centered early intervention (FCEI) and the transition to school services for children who are…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Deafness, Multilingualism, Cultural Differences
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Cannon, Joanna E.; Luckner, John L. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2016
As the field of education of the d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) continues to diversify, postsecondary institutions must pay close attention not only to the changing needs of d/Dhh students but to the practitioners they are preparing to serve this population. Students who are d/Dhh and come from homes where a language other than English or…
Descriptors: Deafness, Teacher Education Programs, Partial Hearing, Teacher Effectiveness
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Cawthon, Stephanie – American Annals of the Deaf, 2015
Designing assessments and tests is one of the more challenging aspects of creating an accessible learning environment for students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), particularly for deaf students with a disability (DWD). Standardized assessments are a key mechanism by which the educational system in the United States measures student…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Standardized Tests, Student Characteristics
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