Languages – We all deserve to study languages, whatever our choices!
September 10, 2013 Comments Off on Languages – We all deserve to study languages, whatever our choices!
We are happy to highlight this film today for a few good reasons:
a. How wonderful this student whose first language is signing (ASL – American Sign Language) can study a new language, Arabic, to broaden her skills, her horizons, and her knowledge of world cultures.
b. We hope that all students (deaf, deafened, with hearing loss and others with different language or learning needs) can ask for and be provided with REAL TIME CAPTIONING (also called CART) if they \wish to do the same, and like millions of them, in all levels of schooling.
c. Kudos to Boston University who seems happy to announce today that they have moved from rank 51 up 41 in the rankings published every year in the USA – big jump, and we salute them, having spent a few years there ourselves (post doctoral studies in social gerontology and studying the power of communications online, e.g. the power of support groups online).
We are curious if this student is fluent in English also. Her choice for language learning is SL (sign language) and BU provides it. Also curious if BU does the same with CART for others, if anyone knows more.
“If we don’t ask for what we need (captioning), we go round and round in circles of exclusion – and – we don’t get heard. We don’t hear others, and they don’t hear us!” (ls/ccac)