DSDJ :: Deaf Studies Digital Journal

Issue 2, Fall 2010

From the Editors




      The Controversy on AB2072
      Community advocate, Megan Malzkuhn, describes her experience with the State of California Assembly Bill 2072, which proposes a law for the state to distribute brochures for parents of newly identified deaf babies. (By Megan Malzkuhn, 2010)
      Sign Language Assessment
      Raylene Paludneviciene, Ph.D., shares her experience in developing and the implementation of sign language assessment tests; the importance, implications, and possibilities of using assessments. (By Raylene Paludneviciene, 2010)
      A Sound Disappearance
      Cindy Officer, doctoral student in education, mother of three and a community advocate, shares her firsthand experience of phonocentric attitudes and how quality of Deaf education is hindered by phonocentrism. (2010)
      Export NAD
      Community activist and filmmaker, Ryan Commerson comments on survey results on the direction and vision of the National Association of the Deaf. (This was filmed in May 2010, before the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Howard Rosenblum.) (By Ryan Commerson, 2010)



Visual Arts



      WORLDEAF Cinema Festival
      The WORLDEAF Cinema Festival is set to take place from 4-7 November 2010 in Washington D.C. Visit the official website: http://wdcf.gallaudet.edu (2010)
      WFD World Congress 2011
      Board Member Joe Murray announces the 16th World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf set to take place in Durban, South Africa, from 18 - 24 July 2011. www.wfd2011.com (By Joseph J. Murray, 2010)
      ASL Films: Black Sand Trailer
      ASL Films announces the release of its 5th feature length film, Black Sand. Go to www.aslfilms.com for showtimes. Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 90 min. (2010)