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College Lecture

Joanne Catherine Weber

University of Alberta

October 13, 2021

Alberta 10am, Monterrey 10am, Dublin 4pm, Cape Town 5pm, Perth 11pm

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E-Book Creation -  Current Considerations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Students



This seminar explores Universal Design Principles and Accessibility frameworks developed by UNESCO and current systems in place for provision of e-books to DHH students.  The seminar will discuss ways to go beyond the standard provision of accessibility with the view to promoting multi-lingual language acquisition in DHH children and youth. 




The webinar will explore the current environment that provides guidance to scholars, teachers, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions in the provision of open access resources in which elements could be developed, created and borrowed to facilitate translations in other sign languages in multiple countries.  The seminar will discuss ways to pool resources and ensure support beyond basic provision of translated material with the view to facilitating multi-lingual language acquisition in deaf children and youth on an international scale. 


Target Audience


Educators,  Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Special Education Teachers, University scholars (deaf studies, disability studies, deaf education, linguists), Non-profit organizations or NGOs, Community Based Organizations, Deaf organizations (local, regional, national, international),  government representatives from education and health sectors;  technology companies.

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