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Welcoming Remarks (M830A)

E.W. Clymer
Chairperson, NTID Symposium
PEN-International, NTID,RIT

Email: ewcncp@rit.edu


Monday, 6/21/10 -- 8:30 AM
Location: LBJ [60] Panara Theatre

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Plenary (M9A)

Yohei Sasakawa
Chairman
The Nippon Foundation of Japan

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Monday, 6/21/10 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] Panara Theatre

Strand: Plenary
Type: Plenary    Audience: All

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Plenary - Advancing the Careers of Students in Science and Engineering (M930A)

Mark Leddy
Program Officer, Research in Disabilities Education
National Science Foundation

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Monday, 6/21/10 -- 9:30 AM
Location: LBJ [60] Panara Theatre

Strand: Plenary
Type: Plenary    Audience: All

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Mark Leddy, PhD, serves as a director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) program. The RDE program seeks to broaden the participation and achievement of people with disabilities in all fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Particular emphasis is placed on increasing the number and quality of students with disabilities who successfully complete associate, undergraduate and graduate degrees in STEM and enter the professional STEM workforce. Dr. Leddy also represents the NSF on the congressionally mandated Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) where he Co-Chairs the ICDR's Education Subcommittee.


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Mobile Alerting for Persons Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (M10A)

Helena Mitchell
Principal Investigator
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC)

Email: helena@cacp.gatech.edu
Salimah LaForce, Georgia Institute of Technology

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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The deaf and hard of hearing communities were early adopters of text messaging. Today national alerting systems are poised to use text messaging on mobile devices. This presentation discusses field trials that provided accessible alerting messaging and reactions from deaf and hard of hearing consumers on the most advantageous features.


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AudioWiz - Mobile Retroactive Audio Transcription and Description for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals (M10B)

Jeffrey P Bigham
Assistant Professor
University of Rochester

Email: jbigham@cs.rochester.edu
Anna Cavender, University of Washington

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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AudioWiz is an application for mobile phones that records audio in a user's environment and then describes it. AudioWiz balances both automatic and human-powered remote services to quickly produce accurate descriptions. In retroactive recording mode, users can ask for the last 60 seconds of audio to be described, helping to provide context after an auditory event has occurred.


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Going Global, Locally with Cyberlearning: Lessons Learned for Accessible Cyberinfrastructure©:Enabled Knowledge Communities from a Decade of Cross-National Global Virtual Learning Teams (M10C)

Derrick L. Cogburn
Associate Professor/Center Director
American University/Syracuse University/Cotelco

Email: dcogburn@american.edu

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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This paper suggests the cyberinfrastructure movement may not benefit persons with disabilities and will fall short of its broader potential, unless closer attention is paid to accessibility and universal design. We highlight lessons from ten years of teaching in a globally distributed learning environment between the US and South Africa.


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Open Source, Open Minds (M10D)

Tracy Magin
Lecturer
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT

Email: thdnbt@rit.edu
Allen Ford, National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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For interested registrants, our workshop includes a discussion of a pre-conference interactive student experience of our Moodle® open source course management system (CMS). Moodle® is an inexpensive and viable alternative to proprietary CMS that has an international community. Workshop attendees will see Moodle® from a teacher's perspective.


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Enhancement of Educational Access Through Emerging Technologies: Real Time Text Generation and Unified Information Display Methods (M11A)

Peter A. Lalley
Professor
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Email: palbgs@rit.edu
Catherine Beaton, College of Computing and Information Sciences
Dan Bogaard, College of Computing and Information Sciences
Janet MacLeod, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Shawn Walsh, College of Computing and Information Sciences

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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The presentation will provide results from a study designed to evaluate real time text display using automatic speech recognition, and three different methods of presenting text and non-text content in close visual proximity: a laptop, a heads up display, and a handheld device. Each was evaluated for accuracy, comprehension, ease of use, and cost benefit.


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Music Visualization (M11B)

David W. Fourney
Ph.D. Candidate
Ryerson University

Email: dfourney@ryerson.ca
Arla Good, Ryerson University
Michael Pouris, Ryerson University

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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We will discuss creating access to the cultural information and entertainment medium provided by music via visualization. Important questions arise as to whether meaningful and entertaining music visualization is feasible to meet the needs of deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing music enthusiasts, and the extent to which it can be accomplished automatically without human intervention.


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Creating 21st Century Classrooms, Students, and Teachers (M11C)

Mari Liles
Director of Technology
Texas School for the Deaf

Email: mari.liles@tsd.state.tx.us

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Pre-School-High School

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Visualize what you might see in a 21st century classroom. It could look something like this: Engaged learners collaborating with a global audience of peers on student-centered projects in a media-rich, creative, and interactive environment. Today's students are already there! Teachers and administrators must BEGIN with the END in mind. Are YOU ready?


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The Effects of Closed Captions on an Online Content on Deaf Students: Content Comprehension, Cognitive Load, and Motivation (M11D)

Joong-o (Kevin) Yoon
Faculty member / Instructor
Korea Employment Agency for the Disabled

Email: highwest@kead.or.kr
PEN Partner Heaeun Choi, Korea Employment Agency for the Disabled

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Assessing the Impact of Technology in Teaching/Learning Process
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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The purpose of this experimental study is to examine the effects of closed captions included in an online content on deaf learners' content comprehension, cognitive load, and motivation. The research targeted deaf students whose first language is sign language, and 62 deaf students with high school diploma were tested for the research.


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Bilingual Web Conferencing with Multi-Party Videos (M1A)

Cindy King
Interim Chief Information Officer
Gallaudet University

Email: cindy.king@gallaudet.edu
Earl Parks, Gallaudet University

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 1:00 PM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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Gallaudet University will review the options for conducting web conferences where each participant has a separate video window ... for bilingual meetings using both ASL and English. Comparisons of the various systems will be made, including how accessible they are and how easy they are to use for non-technical users.


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Social Networks: An Introduction to Social Networking and Your Accessible Web Presence (M1B)

Patrick I Smith
Webpage/Database/Systems Administrator
PEPNet-Northeast, NTID/RIT

Email: patrick.smith@rit.edu

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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Social Networks: Are Facebook, NING, Second Life, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc., familiar names that hold little or no meaning to you? Is your organization planning to use social networking to provide services to your deaf and hard of hearing stakeholders? This presentation will give you a better understanding, some tips and warnings as you enter into the world of social networking.


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Supporting Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Mobile Learning Situations with Captioning (M1C)

Michael S Stinson
Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology

Email: msserd@rit.edu
Pamela Francis, Rochester Institute of Technology
Lisa Elliot, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anne Alepoudakis, Rochester Institute of Technology
Donna Easton, Rochester Institute of Technology

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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This presentation will: demonstrate new mobile speech-to-text technology and service for communication access, discuss of applications of the service with the audience, and present research findings about the service involving students who are deaf or hard of hearing.


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ASL-STEM Forum: An Online Video Forum for Discussing ASL for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (M1D)

Richard E. Ladner
Professor
University of Washington

Email: ladner@cs.washington.edu
Anna C. Cavender, University of Washington
Daniel S. Otero, University of Washington

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 1:00 PM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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The ASL-STEM Forum is a community-based, video-enabled, online forum for discussing American Sign Language in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. The growth of ASL in STEM fields should be community-driven, and we hope that one day the forum will become a resource for finding community-accepted signed in technical fields.


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Demonstration of the Presentation and Access Technologies in Classrooms, Conference Rooms and Labs at NTID (M2A)

Chas Johnstone
Data Center Operations Systems Analyst
NTID at RIT

Email: cjohnstone@ntid.rit.edu

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 2:00 PM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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During the session, the presentation and access technology in smart classrooms, conference rooms and labs at NTID will be demonstrated. Participants will be given the opportunity for hands-on operation of the equipment, see examples of how it is used and ask questions.


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Checking for Students' Understanding in the Math Classroom: From Clickers to TI-Navigator (M2B)

Miriam E. Santana-Valadez
Mathematics Instructor (Lecturer)
NTID

Email: mesntm@rit.edu

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 2:00 PM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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Clickers and the TI-Navigator system are used in the deaf and hard of hearing math classroom to provide instant feedback for students allowing them to identify areas for improvement. These technologies help the instructor to: identify misconceptions, realize what specific topics required more explanations, and modify the pace of the class according to the needs of the students.


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ClassInFocus: An Online Multimedia Conferencing Platform for Improved Access to Mainstream Classrooms for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (M2C)

Anna C. Cavender
Graduate Student
University of Washington

Email: cavender@cs.washington.edu
Richard E. Ladner, University of Washington
Stephanie Ludi, Software Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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ClassInFocus is an online multimedia platform for deaf and hard of hearing students to access remote interpreters and captioners, manage visual attention, and facilitate interaction in real-time, in-person mainstream university classrooms. We are currently studying the use of ClassInFocus for its ability to improve classroom accessibility.


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Remote Captioning/Notetaking in NYC: Synergetic Use of Current Technologies (M2D)

Tony Naturale
Technology/Literacy Coach-HES Programs
NYCDOE-District 75-HES

Email: anatura@schools.nyc.gov
Stephanie Levine, NYCDOE-District 75-HES-Audiology

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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This presentation discusses the current practice of remote captioning services as used in NYCDOE for 10 students attending general education programs. The various levels of support range from the initial stage of assessment and set up for the service to the maintenance of equipment and connection. Professionals, including audiologists, teachers, network administrators, participate in collaborative efforts to serve the students whose IEPs mandated the captioning services.


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Signed Multimedia Storybooks: Interactive Vocabulary Instruction (M3A)

Emily L. Whiteside
Speech/Language Pathologist
Muscogee County School District; Key Elementary

Email: ewhites@knology.net

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 3:00 PM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Pre-School-High School

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This presentation describes an action research project which investigated elementary-aged hard of hearing students' vocabulary achievement, attitudes, and experiences with signed multimedia storybooks. The low-cost, interactive instructional tool incorporated remixed, animated video, signed interpretation, games, and activities, situated within the framework of children's literature. The intervention tool will be demonstrated.


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Accessible Mathematics for Young Deaf Children (M3B)

Nicoletta Adamo-Villani
Associate Professor
Purdue University

Email: nadamovi@purdue.edu
Ronnie Wilbur, Purdue University

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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We discuss the last iteration of Mathsigner®, a 3D animation ASL-based interactive software package which contains sets of activities, with implementation guidelines, designed to teach K-4 math concepts, signs, and corresponding English terminology to deaf children, their parents, and teachers. Mathsigner® is being developed using cutting-edge interactive 3D animation technology and presents many innovative features compared to other 3D Animation-based signing products.


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Connect, Communicate, Collaborate (CISCO TelePresence) (M3C)

Eric Pylko
Systems Engineer
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Email: eric.pylko@cisco.com
Bruce Gibson, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Todd Wilson, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Amy Phelan, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 3:00 PM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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Cisco technologies such as TelePresence, WebEx, and Unified Communications allow students and teachers to connect, communicate, and collaborate anywhere and at any time.


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Leonardo Project Transfer of Innovation, DSigns - Online Training System for British, Czech, Cypriot, Greek, Irish Sign Languages in the Workplace (Czech experience) (M3D)

Marie Dolezalova
Language Resource Centre Deputy Head
Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague

Email: marie.dolezalova@ff.cuni.cz
PEN Partner

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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D-signs is a project to implement an online training system for sign language in the workplace, mapped to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), made available in British, Irish, Czech, Greek and Cypriot Sign Languages. As well as qualifying the hearing employers and workmates it creates a direct effect for Deaf employees through the better communication at work. This project draws heavily on the existing framework developed in www.signstation.org for British Sign Language, but sets the development in CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and applies it to the partners' sign languages.


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Web-based Interactive Video Application as a Strategy for Employment of Deaf Professionals (M4PA)

Regina Kiperman-Kiselgof
Employment specialist
NTID

Email: reknod@rit.edu
Linda Gottermeier, NTID
Simon Ting, NTID
Cathy Clarke, NTID

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: Postsecondary

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In a recessionary economy, securing jobs is especially challenging. As a strategy to promote confidence and clearly-articulated responses, a web-based interactive video application was developed for students with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Utilization of the program (n= 50) resulted in favorable trends in securing cooperative work experiences for deaf college students.


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Blogging: an Effective Tool for Academic Writing (M4PC)

Sharon Pajka-West
Assistant Professor
Gallaudet University

Email: sharon.pajka-west@gallaudet.edu

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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Researchers have noted advantages of blogging; yet, few studies include Deaf students. Research was conducted in two sections of an English course at Gallaudet University. Findings included that blogging fosters academic and personal writing, offers authentic opportunities to practice English, and builds a community of trust and respect among classmates.


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Access to Mobile Emergency Alerting (M4PD)

Salimah S LaForce
Information Analyst
Georgia Institute of Technology

Email: salimah@cacp.gatech.edu

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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Access to Mobile Emergency Alerting will demonstrate prototype technology to broadcast local and targeted delivery of alerts and warnings to wireless devices in accessible formats; presenting alert content with accommodations for blind/low vision and deaf/hard of hearing users.


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Remote tutoring: An Action Research Project (M4PE)

Linda M. Bryant
Associate Professor
NTID at RIT

Email: lmbnca@rit.edu

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: Postsecondary

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Action research is an ongoing process of inquiry, data collection and interpretation, action, reflection and transformation. It links aspects of theory, practice, and problem solving; thereby allowing the researcher to apply new knowledge and problem solving using a futuristic lens. In this poster, I will illustrate the action research cycles I will use to answer the following research question: How does using a combination of distance technology software and videophones with deaf students in my writing classes affect my tutoring practices?


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The First Sign Language-Based Test for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (M4PF)

Ila Parasnis
Professor
NTID, Rochester Institute of Technology

Email: impncr@rit.edu
Gerald P. Berent, NTID, Rochester Institute of Technology
Vincent J. Samar, NTID, Rochester Institute of Technology

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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The Attention Deficit Scales for Adults: Sign Language Version (ADSA-SLV) is the first sign language-based test for ADHD in deaf and hard-of-hearing adults. Presented via a user-friendly interactive computer interface, the test items with captions can be viewed in ASL, English-based sign language with or without voice, or in print.


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Overview of 3G Mobile Phone Video Conferencing Technologies (M4PG)

Robert Hancock
Assistant Professor
Southeastern Louisiana University

Email: robert.hancock@selu.edu
Becky Sue Parton, Southeastern Louisiana University

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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This poster will present an overview of current 3G mobile phone video conferencing technologies that have application for exchange of ASL dialogue.


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On-Line Resources Designed to Enhance Access and Support Services for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (M4PH)

Jane Nunes
PEPNet-NE Outreach Specialist


Email: jane.nunes@pepnet.org
Denise Kavin, PEPNet-NE at NTID/RIT

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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This presentation/poster session will cover resources and on-line learning opportunities available through the Postsecondary Education Programs Network for individuals working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in a variety of settings. Review will include a tour of resources readily available on pepnet.org, the PEPNet Dissemination Center, PEPNet's new on-line resource search, FAQs and the PEPNet Resource Kit.


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An Interactive Computerized Sign Language Health Survey for Deaf Adults: Interface Design and Functionality (M4PI)

Vincent J Samar
Associate Professor
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Email: vjsncr@rit.edu

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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The National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) partnered with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and Deaf community members to develop an innovative computerized health survey in sign language. This poster demonstrates the survey interface, describes its development, and presents evidence of it's usability and accessibility.


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IdeaTools: Building Online Courses with Integrated Video Communications and Social Networking Capabilities (M4PJ)

Simon Ting
Instructional Developer
Rochester Institute of Technology

Email: sktedr@rit.edu
Cathy Clarke, Rochester Institute of Technology
Aju Cherian, Rochester Institute of Technology

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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IdeaTools is an online course-building system for creating Web-based learning resources for deaf learners. Text, pictures and videos are easily combined to create visually exciting course content. New video communications and social networking capabilities allow teachers to design innovative web-based learning activities, and to integrate sign language in such activities.


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Portable Alert/Communications Technology System for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (M4PK)

Paul Carlson
Freelance graphic/industrial designer


Email: pacts179@gmail.com

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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This work presents an industrial design concept for a smartphone for Deaf/hard-of-hearing sign language users. Advances in technology protocols have opened up possibilities for multimedia interaction in smartphones, creating opportunities for increased access. A literature review surveys smartphones, webcams/videophones, and assistive devices. This leads to a discussion of the various design considerations involved in developing a specialized smartphone.


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A Preliminary Study on Eye Movement between Expert and Novice in Learning Sign Language (M4PL)

Min-Chi Kao
Assistant Professor
Department of Special Education, National Taichung University

Email: kkao_papa@yahoo.com.tw

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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The purpose of this work-in-progress study was to explore the relationships between Taiwanese sign language learners' sentence comprehension and their eye movement behavior. This study used expert-novice paradigm.


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Teaching Deaf Students in India (M4PM)

Rebecca Isaac
Ph.D. Scholar
M.S.University

Email: rcsisaac@yahoo.co.in
Benedicta Isaac, NHS,

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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I would like to share my experiences in teaching the Deaf, using a variety of Technology. I use the word technology where it does not mean only electronic or electrical gadgets. As the Headmistress of a newly started school in a rural area of India, I struggled hard with various techniques, resources and methods from gestural oral method to Maternal reflective Method. I learned about Sign Language and Bilingualism from the West. I tried all possible techniques. Did I succeed?


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Effectiveness of Notetaking and Captioning for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students with Tablet PCs (M4PN)

Michael S Stinson
Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology

Email: msserd@rit.edu
Lisa Elliot, Rochester Institute of Technology
Pamela Francis, Rochester Institute of Technology
Donna Easton, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anne Alepoudakis, Rochester Institute of Technology

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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This poster session will demonstrate two options for using C-Print with a Tablet PC: (a) a real-time notetaking option and (b) a captioning option. The session will also present evidence from two studies that have determined that the C-Print Tablet-based service is feasible to implement in classrooms and that it benefits D/HH students' communication access and learning.


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A Web Site for Independent Vocabulary Practice (M4PO)

Eugene Lylak
Professor
NTID@RIT

Email: exlnce@rit.edu
Norm Crozer, Pierce College

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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A vocabulary practice program has been developed with open web access to provide English vocabulary instruction for deaf college students. The program uses a commercially available text and provides immediate on-line feedback for the study of English vocabulary with Latin or Greek word roots.


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Dynamic Keyboard (M4PP)

George Slack
Instructor
RIT

Email: gbseee@rit.edu
Adam Stull, RIT

Monday, 6/21/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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Discover new and untapped keyboard applications which may be beneficial to the deaf and hard of hearing. To enable this, an experimental dynamic keyboard has been developed that is capable of capturing a full range of tactile forces and timing values during normal keyboarding activities.


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Current Trends of the Professional Education of the Persons with Disabilities in Russia (T8A)

Nikolay N. V. Pustovoy
Rector
Novosibirsk State Technical University

Email: rector@nstu.ru; ptushkin@isr.dnsalias.org; bertik@isr.dnsalias.org
PEN Partner Ptushkin Gennadiy, Institute of Social Rehabilitation NSTU

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 8:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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This presentation discusses current trends of the professional education of persons with disabilities in Russia, including use of the new technologies in professional education of the students who are deaf and hard of hearing; improving networking; educational transitions, trajectories, and pathways; and overcoming communication obstacles, thus improving the quality of education. Regional aspects of developments of the PEN-network in the Siberia region will also be discussed, giving perspectives on directions of the network's development.


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The Dong Nai Project: A Case Study in High Quality, Low Cost, Low Tech Deaf-Centered Bilingual Education (T8B)

James Woodward
Dong Nai Provincial Teacher's College

Email:
Nguyen Thi Hoa, Dong Nai Provincial Teacher's College
Nguyen Tran Thuy Tien, Dong Nai Provincial Teacher's College
Nguyen Hoang Lam, Dong Nai Provincial Teacher's College

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 8:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

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Type: Concurrent    Audience: Pre-School-High School

Abstract:

This paper describes a project begun in 2000 to provide Deaf adults in Viet Nam with high educational programs taught in Ho Chi Minh City Sign Language and written Vietnamese. The project is entitled "Opening University Education to Deaf People in Viet Nam Through Sign Language Analysis, Teaching, and Interpretation". The purpose of this project is to improve higher educational opportunities for Deaf people in Viet Nam and to demonstrate that most countries in the region could establish indigenous tertiary education program for Deaf people even if the country has few financial and human resources it can call upon, no previous sign language analysis, and only the most basic level of deaf education. The presentation will describe the above results in detail and how and why such results were possible, focusing on the Deaf-Centered nature of the project.


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Using Technology to Support Learning for the College Student with Hearing Loss: From Services to Support the Sign Language Users to Services to Support the Oral Communicator (T8C)

Laura Frank
Korea Nazarene University

Email:
Hyun-Bea Yoo, Korea Nazarene University

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 8:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

Abstract:

Korea Nazarene University (KNU) has been actively providing services to deaf and hard of hearing students since 1995. Due to the recent influx of students with hearing loss, technology currently being utilized to support learning cannot meet this new demand and improvements based on available technology are being explored. Technology areas which are being looked at include speech-to-text captioning, computerized visual displays, video remote interpreting, signed video-recorded lectures, and assistive listening devices. Each area will use available technology to meet the individual needs of every student involved. Utilizing appropriate technology without proper education or without taking individuality into account, will be ineffective. Technology, in conjunction with matching individual needs and proper staff education, can greatly increase the student's accessibility, motivation, ability to learn and retain information, as well as overall success.


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Use of the iClicker in an NTID Biotechnology Course (T8D)

Angela Lee Foreman
Assistant Professor
RIT/NTID Dept of Science & Mathematics

Email: alfnts@rit.edu

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 8:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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This presentation will discuss the use of the iClicker in an NTID Biotechnology course for the first time in measuring the student learning of the Biotechnology material using real-time measuring features such as consensus and instantaneous discussion of each question, and immediate scoring uploaded to their grade on the MyCourses website.


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The CUNY CART Initiative: Fostering Success and Raising Student Achievement through Technology (T9A)

Maryellen Smolka
CART Learning Specialist
College of Staten Island/ City University of New York

Email: maryellen.smolka@csi.cuny.edu
Nicole Dory, College of Staten Island

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 9:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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The CUNY CART Initiative has fostered total access and full integration for college students who are Hard-of-Hearing throughout the City University of New York (CUNY). Student achievement has improved using the latest voice-to-text technology with web-conferencing software, and emphasizing training of service providers, students and faculty. This interactive presentation will demonstrate the technology and its integration with best practices in supporting students.


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Use of Visual Communication tools Inside of Distance Learning (T9B)

Aaron W Kelstone
Visiting Assistant Professor
NTID

Email: abwnpa@rit.edu
Simon Ting, NTID
Cathy Clarke, NTID

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 1310

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

Current distance learning courses rely heavily on discussion board and text based assignments. The inclusion of visual communication tools to enhance the learning process within a distance learning format is becoming more feasible for teaching and learning purposes which is beneficial to both deaf and hearing students.


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Developing a Resource Center for Advancing Technological Education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students (T9C)

Donna A Lange
Associate Professor
RIT/NTID

Email: dalndp@rit.edu
Myra Pelz, RIT/NTID
Gary Long, RIT/NTID
Ronald Till, RIT/NTID

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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NTID, a college of RIT, was awarded an NSF planning grant for developing a resource center for Advancing Technological Education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students. During this session, the principal investigators will share the vision, and collect feedback from the conference audience, for this national resource center.


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Building Creative Thinking, Reading and Writing Skills of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Blind Learners (T9D)

Daniela Janakova
Director of the Language Resource Center
Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague

Email: daniela.janakova@ff.cuni.cz
PEN Partner Marie Dolezalova, M.A. (technical assistant), Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
PEN Partner

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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This presentation focuses on introducing multiple hybrid readers in Czech, English, German and Russian for students with special needs. These readers are connected with the Internet where the fairy tale texts are projected on a screen and, at the same time, accompanied by natural sounding voices of native speakers reading the single stories. English version is also supplemented with a workbook and recall power point presentations.


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Using Social Networking Techniques to Enhance Learning for Deaf Students Online (T10A)

Cathy L Clarke
Digital Media Specialist
NTID/RIT

Email: clcedr@rit.edu
Simon Ting, NTID/RIT

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 1300

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

Current social networking technologies have potential to serve as classroom tools. This presentation will demonstrate the use of social networking applications combined with an online course management system. These applications encourage user interaction and informal discussion, and provide simple ways to connect external web resources with course content.


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Wikis and Blogs as Schoolwide Tools (T10B)

Kathy Tarello
Technology Teacher
Rochester School for the Deaf

Email: ktarello@rsdeaf.org

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Pre-School-High School

Abstract:

At Rochester School for the Deaf, wikis and blogs have proven to be excellent platforms for classroom discussion and information sharing, staff development, and resource management. The capability to post information in English text and ASL video allows complete access and encourages use of academic language in a highly motivating format.


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Remote Services -- What to Do and How to Do It! (T10C)

Philip A. Hyssong
Managing Partner
Alternative Communication Services, LLC

Email: phil@acscaptions.com

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

Schools throughout the country are opting for remote text services for students with hearing loss, however they are missing some fundamental training steps and intricate differences in service types. This workshop will demonstrate live and compare verbatim and meaning-for-meaning text services and offer key elements for successful implementation.


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Access Technologies in Japan: PEPNet-Japan Training Workshop for Access Technologies (T10D)

Mayumi Shirasawa
Associate Professor
National University Corporation- Tsukuba University of Technology

Email: shirasawa@a.tsukuba-tech.ac.jp
PEN Partner Shigeki Miyoshi, National University Corporation- Tsukuba University of Technology
Sumihiro Kawano, National University Corporation- Tsukuba University of Technology
Kyoko Isoda, National University Corporation- Tsukuba University of Technology

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

Abstract:

Access technologies used in Japanese postsecondary educational institutions have diversified. To share and familiarize these technologies, The Postsecondary Education Programs Network of Japan (PEPNet-Japan) held a training workshop targeted service coordinators in each institution. In this presentation, the technologies shared in this workshop will be illustrated.


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Remote Interpreting in Rural School Districts (T11A)

Barbara Keefe
PEPNet -NE Outreach Specialist
RIT/NTID

Email: barbara.keefe@mecdhh.org
Lloyd Scott, Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
Joyce Gallagher
Lori Hutchison, RIT/NTID

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Pre-School-High School

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Deaf students in rural areas are entitled to the same access support as their peers who live in urban clusters. Unfortunately, those resources are often not available. A panel of professionals will provide an overview of one rural school district's response to address this issue.


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In Our Hands: The Future of Translation of Frozen Texts to Sign Language (T11B)

Benjamin J. Cavaletto
ASL/English Interpreter
NTID/RIT

Email: bjcdis@rit.edu
Miriam Lerner, NTID/RIT

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

We will show a prototype website that will foster the creation of translations of frozen texts (that is, texts whose wording will not change, for example, famous speeches) between spoken and signed languages, e.g., English and ASL. The site will host an international video-sharing community that allows lay and professional translators to post, rate, comment on, and improve upon their collective translations.


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myAccess: A Web-Based Data System Supporting Access Services at RIT (T11C)

Steve Nelson
Director, NTID Access Services
Rochester Institute of Technology

Email: sandis@rit.edu
Kevin Carpenter, RIT/NTID
Steve Lindsey, RIT/NTID

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

Abstract:

A feature rich data system facilitates requesting, communication with clients and managing the enormous detail needed to provide 200,000 hours of access services at RIT. The system demonstrates the value of integrating data from multiple systems for use by interpreters, captionists, clients, and service managers and the potential for web-based data tools to support delivery of services.


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Answering a PhD Qualifying Exam in ASL: One Person's Experience (T11D)

Ellen S Hibbard
Ph.D. Student
Centre for Learning Technologies, Ryerson University

Email: ehibbard@ryerson.ca

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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Technology is making it possible to create and save video ASL documents. This has the potential to encourage deaf academics and students who use ASL to record, edit, submit and store their academic material in ASL without the need to translate it to a written language. We present a process that was successfully implemented at Ryerson University for the writing and evaluation of a PhD comprehensive exam in ASL.


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English Splash! a Teaching English Online Resource (T1A)

Loriann Macko
Project Coordinator, PEPNet
RIT/NTID

Email: loriann.macko@rit.edu

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 1:00 PM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

PEPNet designed the English Splash! online resource as a one-stop-shop for English teachers who work with deaf or hard of hearing students to access downloadable materials, writing tools, educational links, curriculum examples, and much more.


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Empowering Mainstreamed Deaf Students with Multiple Video Perspectives (T1B)

Raja S Kushalnagar
Ph.D. Student
University of Houston

Email: rajah@cs.uh.edu

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 1:00 PM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

Two approaches in empowering mainstreamed DHH students are investigated: multiple video perspective streams from camera-equipped mobile devices in mainstream class presentations; and indexing the videos by audio, overhead and whiteboard captions. DHH students take control of their learning process by video display prioritization, visual dispersion demand reduction and text index searching.


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Video Relay Service (VRS) and Deaf Education: A Panel Discussion (T1C)

David Coco
Outreach Specialist
Texas School for the Deaf

Email: david.coco@tsd.state.tx.us

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

This workshop will be a panel discussion on Video Relay Service (VRS) and Deaf Education programs. The main focus will be on K-12 programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, but much of it will also apply to postsecondary programs. The panelists will be representatives from several VRS providers.


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American Sign Language Finger Challenge (T1D)

Jeffrey Cougler
Graduate Student
Rochester Institute of Technology

Email: jeffreycougler@mac.com

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 1:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

Among current media-rich websites, including game sites, there is no interactive product that mimics real-time fingerspelling. Using computer-aided instruction (CAI), Adobe Director, Flash, QuickTime videos and QuickTime Virtual Reality movie clips, the presenter will demonstrate American Sign Language Finger Challenge, an interactive software prototype that helps people improve fingerspelling reception.


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Experimentation with Classroom Capture (T2A)

Marsha Young
Instructional Developer
NTID/RIT

Email: mayedr@rit.edu
Alvin Boyd, NTID/RIT
Mitchell Bacot, NTD/RIT
Supriya Kulkarni, RIT

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

Abstract:

This past academic year, we have experimented with technologies to capture the classroom experience and to make the capture available and accessible as a teaching/learning resource. We've been developing instructional strategies for better supporting student learning through capitalizing on classroom capture technologies and evaluation strategies for assessing the impact of these technologies on student learning.


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LAMBERT Grant: First Year Results of Using RFID Technologies to Facilitate Tangible Learning Interactions for Deaf Pre-Schoolers (T2B)

Becky Sue Parton
Assistant Professor
Southeastern Louisiana University

Email: drbeckysue@gmail.com
Robert Hancock, Southeastern Louisiana University

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 2:00 PM
Location: SDC 1310

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Pre-School-High School

Abstract:

Session is a follow-up to the Lambert prototype which is now the focus of a 2 year Stepping Stones grant. Year one activities including the development process, feedback notes, and curriculum integration results will be shown. The Lambert system facilitates natural learning processes while teaching vocabulary to young, Deaf children.


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Sign Language Terminology with Multimedia in Computers and Communication Education Context (T2C)

Benjaporn Saksiri
Instructor
Ratchasuda College, Mahidol University

Email: rsbss@mahidol.ac.th

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 2:00 PM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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This paper presents the design and implementation of sign language terminology with multimedia in Computers and Communication (C&C) education context. The study also conducts the accessibility and appeal of the prototype made it instructive for teachers and students, many of whom do not know the signs for specialized C&C concepts.


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Assessing Computer Knowledge Using Video-Based Signer Compared with Examination Text-Based (T2D)

Chirapa Niwatapant
Assistant Teacher
Ratchasuda College, Mahidol University

Email: rscnw@mahidol.ac.th / c_nwtp@hotmail.com

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 2:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Assessing the Impact of Technology in Teaching/Learning Process
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

Abstract:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students enrolled in college attend traditional in-class instruction; they typically do so with the assistant of sign language interpreter. This system is seen as lacking the clarity of direct one-to-one communication. Students whose first language is Thai Sign Language (ThSL) may have difficulties extracting meaning from written text and formulating answers in Thai or English in case of computer literacy. Many find multiple-choice or long complicated examination questions difficult to understand. Content assessment may also disadvantage deaf students if they are not provided with appropriate reasonable adjustments. It is good practice to provide DHH students with early information about the assessment strategy for their course. DHH students can then think about any difficulties they might face and identify their needs. The information provided should include assessment timetables, alternative assessment methods and alternative assessment activities.The purpose of this paper is to present findings on alternate assessments for DHH students. This study investigated two alternate assessment formats: text-based and video-based testing. Analysis includes descriptive data of alternate assessment use across all two formats, qualitative analyses of teacher perspectives, and an exploratory analysis on predictors of alternate assessment use.


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Using the NCES Data Analysis System (DAS) to Answer Questions Posed by Constituents (T3A)

Gerard G Walter
Project Consultant
Rochester Institute of Technology

Email: ggwncp@rit.edu
Dianne P. Bills, Rochester Institute of Technology

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 3:00 PM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Assessing the Impact of Technology in Teaching/Learning Process
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

Abstract:

People often ask questions concerning the national characteristics of postsecondary students including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. A number of national studies include such information. This workshop, conducted by an institutional researcher, and professor of Information Technology, will demonstrate how to use the NCES Data Analysis System (DAS) to create tabular information about postsecondary students. (Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop to the session and register it on RIT's network).


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Asian SignBank (T3B)

Ka Yiu Cheng
Assistant Computer Officer
Centre for Sign Linguistics & Deaf Studies, Department of Linguistics & Modern Languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Email: yiu_cslds@cuhk.edu.hk
PEN Partner Tang Wai Lan, Centre for Sign Linguistics & Deaf Studies, Department of Linguistics & Modern Languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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Asian SignBank is an online platform supporting sign language teaching and materials development, as well as Asian sign language research. The infrastructure of the database is now complete and tested with 3,000 Hong Kong signs inputted into the system. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how the Asian SignBank can facilitate sign language teaching and research. We will also introduce some newly invented procedures, such as automatic sign language teaching / dictionary compilation.


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OLPC (One Laptop Per Child)/Sugar Video Chat Enhancements for Deaf Communication and Education (T3C)

Stephen Jacobs
Associate Professor
RIT Lab for Technological Literacy

Email: sj@mail.rit.edu
Remy DeCausemaker, PEN International

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 3:00 PM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

The One Laptop Per Child XO Computer has been deployed around the world to hearing and Deaf students. In 2010 PEN International and RIT's Lab for Technological Literacy began to explore improving the XO video chat application for use with Deaf Students and educators. This presentation will discuss the project.


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Drupal: Making Websites Easy to Manage (T3D)

Jonathan J Millis
Electronic Resources Librarian
NTID

Email: jjmedr@rit.edu
Clare Dygert, NTID

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 3:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. We will demonstrate how we have been utilizing Drupal at NTID.


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Planning a Virtual Alliance for Deaf and Hard of Hearing STEM Students at the Postsecondary Level (T4PA)

Gail L Hyde
Project Manager
RIT/NTID

Email: glhsrs@rit.edu
E. William Clymer, RIT/NTID
Gary Behm, RIT/NTID
Peter Lalley, RIT/NTID

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: Postsecondary

Abstract:

This poster session will discuss the goals and objectives of a planning grant to advance knowledge of how deaf or hard-of-hearing students access cyber-enabled social and support networks in STEM education - and to elicit partnerships with postsecondary institutions to form an alliance to help bring these networks to fruition.


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All-in-One - Structure of Services for Hearing-Impaired University Students (in Czech Republic) (T4PD)

Radka Faltinova
Interpreter
Masaryk University, Support Centre for Students with Special Needs

Email: faltinova@ics.muni.cz

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: Postsecondary

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The poster will present a comprehensive application of several well-known as well as less-known educational technologies for hearing impaired students, which form one integrated package of services. This is an existing application at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.


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Highlighting Our Own Characteristics to Develop High-Quality Higher Education for the Deaf (T4PE)

Guodong Bao
Tianjin University of Technology

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PEN Partner

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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Type: Poster    Audience: Postsecondary

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Tianjin University of Technology(TUT), which has been funded and supported by the municipal government as a key institution of higher education, is an engineering-based multi-disciplinary university that combines engineering with science, and adheres to harmonious development of engineering, science, liberal arts and management. Now there are 32,000 Current Students, 54 undergraduate programs, 39 master's degree in the TUT, and covering 20 million square feet.


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The Status of PEN-International in Beijing (T4PF)

Chenguang Fu
Beijing Union University

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PEN Partner

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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Type: Poster    Audience: Postsecondary

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In November, 2002, the Special Education College of Beijing Union University signed official agreement with PEN-International and subsequently became a full member of PEN-International on March 20, 2003. With the fulfillment of PEN-International, we've achieved great promotion in the fields of constructing internet and information accessibility, expanding the approaches of information acquirement of students with deaf and hard hearing, enhancing the communication with others, opening sights, boosting the development of teaching and education for students with deaf and hard hearing and improving the teaching and educational quality of the students with deaf and hard hearing. In recent years, the students with deaf and hard hearing of our college have won great achievements in various competitions and contests as follows.


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Utilization of 3D Modeling for Mechanical Drawing Education (T4PG)

Tsutomu Araki
Professor
Tsukuba University of Technology(NTUT)

Email: araki@a.tsukuba-tech.ac.jp
PEN Partner Shigetaka Hosaka, Tsukuba University of Technology(NTUT)

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Poster    Audience: All

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Tsukuba University of Technology(NTUT) for the deaf and the blind students in Japan utilizes 3Dimensional modeling for mechanical drawing education at the course of mechanical engineering system in order to let the students understand better 2 dimensional drawings. It has been proved that 3Dimensional models give students appropriate feedbacks when they learn basic mechanical design.


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Educational and Information Technologies in Vocational Training for Auditory Handicapped Students at the Academy of Management (TISBI; Kazan, Russian Federation) (T4PJ)

Valentina Parubina
Director
Institute of Continuous Education At Bauman

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PEN Partner Dmitriy Polyakov, Academy of Management TISBI

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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This poster will report on the status of vocational training at the Academy of Management (TISBI, Russian Federation).


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Interaction of the University's Subdivisions at Realization of Web-based Learning Technology of the Deaf (in Russia) (T4PK)

Igor Egorov
Vladimir State University

Email: egorovmtf@mail.ru
PEN Partner

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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Type: Poster    Audience: Postsecondary

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Interaction of the university's subdivisions at realization of web-based learning technology of the deaf is discussed in this presentation. A geographical-analytical reference book of Vladimir region and special program of automatic information retrieval about the disabled is worked out in VSU. The main results include network technologies of distant education of the deaf on the basis of allocated information systems of management; virtual laboratories and distant access laboratories; and a system of education quality on the basis CALS-technologies.


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The Exhibition on the Achievements of Higher Deaf Education of Changchun University (T4PM)

Xingzhi Sun
Changchun University

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PEN Partner

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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Type: Poster    Audience: Postsecondary

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Special Education College of Changchun University is the first nationwide higher special education college co-founded by China Disabled Persons Federation and Jilin Provincial People's Government. Particularly for the hearing-impaired students, the college establishes Art Design, Painting, Animation Design and other college majors, and 1759 outstanding graduates have been trained and fostered for the state and society by the college with 757 undergraduates studying in the college now. After 23 years of successive exploration and practice, a higher special education mode integrating the handicapped into the normal is created. Chairman of China Disabled Persons Federation, Deng Pufang said: "Special Education College of Changchun University founded earliest, largest and with the most complete disciplines and the highest level, which is the leader in the higher special education field."


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Introduction to Zhongzhou University's College of Special Education (T4PN)

Zhongzhou University
Zhongzhou University

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PEN Partner

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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Type: Poster    Audience: Postsecondary

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Zhongzhou University was founded in 1980, it was the first comprehensive University by Zhengzhou government. The university grew out of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou branch, Henan Medical University, and Zhengzhou day-college. In 1985, the university name changed into "Zhongzhou University" in the permission of Henan People's Government, and was put on record by the former state educational committee.


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A Brief Introduction to Chongqing Normal University (T4PO)

Xinmin Yang
CNU

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PEN Partner

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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Type: Poster    Audience: Postsecondary

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Chongqing Normal University (hereafter as "CNU"), founded in 1954, is a full-time comprehensive institution of higher education under the leadership of Chongqing Municipal Government of P. R. China. The first president was Mr. Dengken, who is Mr. Deng Xiaoping's blood brother.


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Classroom at the School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (T4PP)

Theresa De la Torre
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

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Leonides D. Sulse
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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Type: Poster    Audience: Postsecondary

Abstract:

This paper was to assess the current competency level of the School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) faculty on the integration of instructional technology tools in their teaching. The study employed the descriptive survey method of research and is limited to the teaching faculty of SDEAS composed of deaf and hearing faculty-respondents. The researcher looked into the instructional technology used in the classroom, faculty's usage of instructional technology tools, competency level in the integration of instructional technology, difficulties met, and the professional development needs that will improve their performance in the delivery of instructional technology relevant to the learning performance of student in the classroom. There was no attempt, however, to measure teacher instructional performance and student performance.


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Pre-university Preparation Courses For People With Disabilities (T4PQ)

Elena Martynova
Chelyabinsk State University

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PEN Partner

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

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Presenting Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Language Resource Centre Outputs (T4PS)

Marie Dolezalova
Language Resource Centre Deputy Head
Charles University in Prague

Email: marie.dolezalova@ff.cuni.cz

Tuesday, 6/22/10 -- 4:00 PM
Location: LBJ [60] 2nd FLOOR STREET

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Poster    Audience: All

Abstract:

The poster will present the outcomes of Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Language Resource Centre which mainly focuses on teaching English to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing university students, but also provides other services for the students with special needs.


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Beyond Academic Writing: Web 2.0 Social Networking and Self-Publishing Technologies in the Writing Classroom. (W8A)

Rose Marie Toscano
Professor
NTID

Email: rmtnge@rit.edu

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 8:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

This presentation will highlight a college-level writing course focusing on newer forms of writing increasingly used in the 21st century such as blogs/vlogs and mixed-media texts. Using 2.0 social networking and self-publishing technologies, students turned their writing into a self-published anthology and mixed media presentations.


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The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox: The Evolution of Poetry in American Sign Language (W8B)

Miriam N Lerner
Interpreter
NTID/RIT

Email: mnldis@ntid.rit.edu

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 8:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Assessing the Impact of Technology in Teaching/Learning Process
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox is a feature-length documentary about the evolution of poetry in American Sign Language. Deaf poets had relied on creating their works in written English and then translating them into sign, rarely generating original poetry in ASL. When ASL was validated as a real language in the early 60's, an explosion of experimentation took place, giving rise to a new art form.


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Multimedia Training courses vs. Social Discrimination: A Key Issue in a Process of Raising deaf/Deaf Awareness Among Academic Teachers (W8C)

Dagmara Nowak-Adamczyk
Disability Adviser
Disability Support Service, Jagiellonian University

Email: dagmara.nowak-adamczyk@uj.edu.pl

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 8:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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The presentation is focused on experiences of Jagiellonian University, a leader of the European consortium of DARE and DARE 2 projects (www.DareProject.eu), responsible for developing multimedia training courses for academic teachers. The main aim of the innovative trainings is raising awareness of disability and deaf/Deaf issues among academic teachers related to challenges of a contemporary world and to the idea of a responsible university.


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Structured Online Academic Reading (SOAR): Enhancing Reading Comprehension and Learning through Embedded Definitions, Pictures, Videos and Questions (W8D)

Nora B Shannon
Senior Project Associate
RIT/NTID

Email: nbsncp@rit.edu
Simon Ting, RIT/NTID
Cathy Clarke, RIT/NTID
Harry G. Lang, RIT/NTID

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 8:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

Structured Online Academic Reading (SOAR) is an interactive instructional approach to enhance reading comprehension and learning through the use of a custom-built IdeaTools widget, including such features as embedded definitions, pictures, videos and questions. Applications from NTID's Master of Science in Secondary Education teacher preparation program will be demonstrated.


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Visual Stories of Deafhood (W9A)

Patti A Durr
Assoc Professor
NTID

Email: paddhd@rit.edu
Karen Christie, NTID
Patti Durr, NTID

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 9:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

This presentation demonstrates an interactive DVD that examines artistic and literary expressions of the Deaf experience. Designed as a visual textbook, the project includes multimedia timelines, a video who's who glossary, interactive tools to examine Deaf artworks and literary works, and in-depth ASL commentaries from notable Deaf playwrights, poets, artists, and filmmakers.


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e-Portfolio for Work Force Readiness (W9B)

Mary Beth Parker
Associate Professor Business Studies Dept.
RIT/NTID 60-2785

Email: mbpnbt@rit.edu
Kathleen Szczepanek, RIT/NTID 60-2786

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 9:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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Creating an e-Portfolio (a digital collection of work products, assignments, and personal statements) enhances our deaf and hard-of-hearing students' abilities to be competitive in the job market; demonstrates their technical, information, and communication literacy skills; and demonstrates work force readiness to potential employers via the internet. As a capstone project for the Administrative Support Technology program, it is also used for outcomes assessment purposes. It prepares our students to be work literate, to be able to contribute in the business world, and to become a part of the lifelong learning process.


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Link Between Online Course Enrollments and Academic Achievement (GPA) of Deaf Students in Mainstream Settings (W9C)

Gary L Long
Associate Professor
NTID, RIT

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James R Mallory, NTID/RIT
Richard Fasse, RIT
Carol Marchetti, RIT

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 9:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

An increase in online course enrollments by deaf students at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) combined with positive student perceptions of communication ease and learning, caused us to examine the potential link of this online format to academic achievement (GPA). Research findings and their implications regarding access to learning for deaf students in mainstream settings will be discussed.


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CART: Bringing the Spoken Word to Veterans and Others with Hearing Loss (W10A)

Sharaine Rawlinson Roberts
Marketing & Account Manager
Caption First, Inc

Email: sharaine.roberts@captionfirst.com

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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128,000 veterans who served in war zones are collecting disability for tinnitus and hearing loss. Faced with finding employment and frequently needing to return to school at the postsecondary level, veterans with hearing loss benefit from CART because they can hear the spoken word through their eyes.


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Foreign Sign Language Survey: Connecting Deaf Teens through On-line Learning (W10B)

Becky Sue Parton
Assistant Professor
Southeastern Louisiana University

Email: drbeckysue@gmail.com
Robert Hancock, Southeastern Louisiana University

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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A survey on Deaf high school students' knowledge and interest in foreign sign languages was conducted with 44 participants. Session will detail results. Seventy-four percent were interested in learning a second sign language and most felt that an on-line community of learners would provide the best environment.


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Student Assessment: Using CAIT (Communa Advanced Interpreter Training) Technology to Provide Visual, Audio and Print Feedback (W10C)

Kevin T. Williams
Faculty Lecturer
RIT/NTID

Email: kevin.williams@rit.edu
Dan L. Erickson, General Communications, Inc

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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Providing timely and meaningful student feedback is essential for language, cognitive, and skill/content development. Giving students (especially those who are Deaf/HOH) print-only feedback can be limiting and non-motivating. Using the CAIT technology platform allows educators to communicate with their students (via captured digital movies) in ASL or in English (or both). The system can also allow for print feedback to be used as a portion of this multi-format feedback resource.


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Second Life® as a Learning Tool (W10D)

James R Mallory
Professor
NTID

Email: jrmnet@rit.edu
Gary L Long, NTID
Joseph Stanislow, NTID
Werner Zorn, NTID

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 10:00 AM
Location: SDC 1310

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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Second Life® (SL) has been used primarily as a social networking tool, but there is limited data supporting its effectiveness as a learning tool. At RIT/NTID, many students struggle to learn selected hardware computer concepts. NTID has successfully used SL to enhance students learning of computer concepts and trouble-shooting. The authors will present their findings.


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Enhancing the Notetaking Support Process: Utilizing Graphic Notes and New Technologies (W11A)

Ben Rubin
Graduate Student
RIT

Email: bwr5007@rit.edu
L.K. Quinsland, NTID/RIT
Daniel Thompson, NTID/RIT

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 3237

Strand: Access Technology
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

Abstract:

This interactive session will provide an overview of new innovative techniques to enhance traditional notetaking in support of learning by deaf and hard of hearing students. A pilot study will be described where presenters experimented with new graphic techniques utilizing new technologies to enhance student learning and independence.


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Prototype of Surdo-Portal for Education and Method Support of Inclusive Professional Education of People with Disabilities (W11B-1)

Alexey Volkov
Baumann Moscow State Technical University

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Gennadiy Parshin, Baumann Moscow State Technical University
Alexander Stanevskiy, Baumann Moscow State Technical University

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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Surdo-portal targeted to solve the following rehabilitation tasks in the process of an inclusive, professional education of people with disabilities:

  1. linguistic development
  2. Speech hearing development
  3. Activation of mental activity
  4. Problem of discussion interaction in the student group
  5. Providing of feedback and possibility to correct their own errors.
Users of surdo-portal might be: students with disabilities, sign language interpreters, audiologist, teachers and specialists work in the field of professional education for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.


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An Electronic System for Personal Registration of the Use of Rehabilitation and Education Resources by Students with Disabilities at BMSTU (W11B-2)

Alexey Volkov
Baumann Moscow State Technical University

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Gennadiy Parshin, Baumann Moscow State Technical University
Alexander Stanevskiy, Baumann Moscow State Technical University

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1300

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: Postsecondary

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An electronic system for personal registration of the use of those rehabilitation and education resources that is being provided at BMSTU to support the education process of students with disabilities has been developed. This system consists of

  1. A programmer of digital cards
  2. Digital cards with individual numbers of students' credit cards
  3. Card readers connected with networking personal computers
  4. Data base server
  5. Special software to provide all needed services


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Using Distance Learning Tools to Connect Students, Parents, and Staff (W11C)

Shelley Ardis
Executive Director of Technology Services
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

Email: ardiss@fsdb.k12.fl.us
Richard Flores, Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: SDC [55] 1310

Strand: Using Technology to Support Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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Distance Learning Tools solve the following problems: (1) How do we involve parents so they can see student work, performances and presentations? (2) How can general education staff in schools learn strategies and sign language when they have a single child in their school? (3) How do we inform the community about what our students CAN do?


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Integrating Video Communications Processes in Online Courses to Enhance the Learning Experience of Deaf Students in Online and Distance Learning (W11D)

Simon Ting
Instructional Developer
Rochester Institute of Technology

Email: sktedr@rit.edu
Cathy Clarke, Rochester Institute of Technology

Wednesday, 6/23/10 -- 11:00 AM
Location: LBJ [60] 2590

Strand: Online Learning
Type: Concurrent    Audience: All

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Webcams and web-based video technologies allow visual communications processes to be integrated in online courses. Videoconferencing and remote collaboration applications offer a way to design small-group web-based learning activities, with students and teachers interacting and communicating using live webcams. Instructors can also create online webcam assignments to assess/document student learning.


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