DSDJ :: Deaf Studies Digital Journal

Issue 4, Spring 2014

From the Editors




      Audism: A Theory and Practice of Audiocentric Privilege
      Examines audism as a theory and practice of audiocentric privilege. Specifically, the meaning of audism, how it is practiced, and by whom are critiqued. (By Amy June Rowley, Richard Eckert, 2014)
      Stone Deaf Commentary
      Stone Deaf play, a documentary theatre involving characters who played a critical role in the Gallaudet University's history: E.M. Gallaudet, A.G. Bell, W.C. Stokoe and others. (By Patrick Boudreault, Genie Gertz, 2014)
      Implementation of  the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Sign Languages
      Grant project to establish standards in sign language and interpreter education programmes in Europe in identifying proficiency levels. Authors: Lorraine Leeson, Tobias Haug, Christian Rathmann & Beppie van den Bogaerde Research Fellow: Naomi Sheneman (By Christian Rathmann, Naomi Sheneman, 2014)
      Name Signs
      Exploring name signs (ANS & DNS) based on Sam Supalla's "Book of Name Signs" using chosen Visionary Leaders for Gallaudet's 150th and current trends to suggest a new emerging category for name signs. (By Joshua Beckman, 2014)
      EXPOSED- Truth Behind the Science
      Pam Moers and Elsie Stecker challenge the ongoing myth that Deaf people read at the 4th grade level. (By Elsie Stecker, 2014)
      QR Code
      Focuses on the benefits of using the Quick Response Code (QR Code) for bilingual community. Damien shares several examples of how to us QR codes in different educational and community settings. (By Damien Spillane, 2014)
      Deaf/Signing Community's Focus in Film
      A brief history of the signing community's current focus in film, as well as introducing areas of film with a more social-conscious lens. The role of film is paramount in expressing, documenting and processing stories either known or unknown to ourselves. (By Martha Wolcott, Dylan Hinks, 2014)
      Jonathan McMillan presents VARK (Visual Aural Reading Kinesthetic) a questionnaire for individuals who wish to profile of their learning preferences. These preferences are about the ways an individual want to take-in and give-out information. (2014)
      Explores ASL literary arts both in print and video with Japanese-style calligraphy and their Eastern philosophy. Movement is emphasized in this work using si5s while also exploring the aesthetic movement of writing. (2014)



Visual Arts

Film & Video



      Jack Gannon - Visionary Leader
      Gannon wrote several books about deaf history, Deaf Culture, and the Deaf President Now movement, including "Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America." Interviewed by Jonathan McMillan (2014)
      Gertrude Galloway - Visionary Leader
      First female of National Association of the Deaf and Conference of the Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf. Interviewed by Jodi Oates Filmed by Jason Gunderson (2014)
      Glenn Anderson - Visionary Leader
      First deaf African-American in the U.S. to earn a doctorate degree. Anderson also served as the second chair of the Board of Trustee. Interviewed by Lindsay Dunn (2014)
      Alice Hagemeyer - Visionary Leader
      Library activist who has focused on improving library services to the deaf community, encouraging deaf people to use public library resources, and enhancing awareness of deaf history, language, and culture. Interviewed by Alice Blumenthal Kelly, PhD (2014)
      Matt Malzkuhn
      The ASL App is based in Washington D.C. This app introduces and teaches American Sign Language using everyday conversations driven by the unique environment of H Street Corridor by Gallaudet University. Interviewed by Lauren Benedict (2014)
      Ritchie Bryant
      Ritchie shares his experience as one of the few Black professors in ASL and discusses Dr. Nathie Marbury, a teacher, storyteller, and passionate advocate of ASL and provider of resources to deaf children of color. Interviewed by Felicia Williams (2014)