Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CDC Creates Seasonal Flu Videos in ASL

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now has videos about seasonal flu available in American Sign Language.

To access the videos, click here.

The CDC partnered with the University of Rochester Prevention Research Center and the Deaf Wellness Center to create the videos, which are geared towards not only ASL speakers but the Deaf frame of mind. According to Mindy Hopper, a Deaf doctoral student at the University of Rochester, "Most Deaf people are visual learners…They gain knowledge when the information is conveyed in a shared, natural, and intelligible language [...] The way the video is designed, Deaf viewers can capitalize on not only the textual information but the conceptual information."

2 comments:

  1. The flu pandemic that wasn't, was much criticised in the UK, and we have since read concerns the vaccine is unsafe via American research.... In the UK 40% of our nurses in the NHS area refused to have the flu vaccine on the grounds it was neither tried not tested but rushed out in panic mode, yet joe public was warned under dire threats of death if they didn't take it !.

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  2. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23724398-vaccine-for-swine-flu-may-be-unsafe-warns-who.do link

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