New Video Tape Explores Visual Telecommunications

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  • Subject: NEW VIDEO TAPE EXPLORES VISUAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • From: Brenda Monene BRENDA.MONENE@DEAFTEK.SPRINT.COM
  • Date: Thu, 14 Sep 1995 07:51:43 -0400
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  • NEW VIDEO TAPE EXPLORES VISUAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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    More TFA Notes from All Over
    Friday, September 8, 1995

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    * New Videotape Explores Visual Telecommunications Technology for Deaf Children
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    New Videotape Explores Visual Telecommunications
    Technology for Deaf Children

    A new videotape from the Gallaudet University Technology Assessment Program (TAP) explains how visual telecommunications technology can provide deaf and hard of hearing children access to the telephone.

    The videotape, "Independence through Telecommunications: A Guide for Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children" shows parents how their children can use this technology.

    The 18-minute videotape focuses on TTYs, relay service, fax machines, and online services. It features easy-to-understand explanations and testimonials from parents of deaf and hard of hearing children who use visual telecommunications devices.

    "Parents can add to their deaf and hard of hearing children's sense of belonging in the family by making the home telephone accessible. It's a great way to motivate children to learn English, too. But there has been very little information about these technologies for families, " said Judith E. Harkins, director of the TAP.

    The videotape features on-screen explanations in American Sign Language, with open captions and voice narration throughout. It was produced in-house by the TAP as part of Project TFA: Telecommunications for All, a three-year project designed to improve telecommunications access and instruction for deaf and hard of hearing children. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

    To order the tape, send $5.00, which includes shipping and handling, to the Gallaudet Research Institute Dissemination Office, Hall Memorial Building S-444, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002.

    (contributed by Barbara M. Virvan)

    Uploaded by: Melissa Close/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major