ASL Lecture Series presents: A Journey of Diverse Communication by Korian "Koko" Thomas

Korian “Koko” DeMont Thomas will share his biography and experiences with diverse sign languages/communication methods in the DeafBlind community and his experiences learning speech, Signing Exact English (SEE), American Sign Language (ASL), Tactile American Sign Language (TASL) and Protactile American Sign Language (PTASL). Each of these sign languages/communication methods has its own space and boundaries, including cultural awareness of preferred communication. Thomas also will share the differences between TASL and PTASL. A question and answer session will be included.

Biography. Korian “Koko” DeMont Thomas was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and identifies as Black DeafBlind. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree specializing in HIV education and a Master of Public Administration, both from Gallaudet University, and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Texas. He has been an advocate of the DeafBlind community for more than 20 years.For more information contact Jeanne Behm at jsbnss@rit.edu . Free and open to the public. Interpreters have been requested.


Contact
Jeanne Behm
Event Snapshot
When and Where
February 24, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Room/Location: Zoom webinar
Who

Open to the Public

Cost
FREE
Interpreter Requested?

Yes

Topics
deaf community