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CONFERENCE THEME

SIGN LANGUAGE AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE:

EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY

CONFERENCE STRANDS

EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS, PRACTICES, & INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

• Effective teaching methodologies using sign language.

• Curriculum development for sign language education

• Bilingual education: Sign language and spoken/written language.

• Comparative studies of sign language usage and education globally

• International sign language research and advocacy

• Learning from global initiatives and best practices

 

CULTURAL IDENTITY, COMMUNITY, INTERSECTIONALITY, DIVERSITY

• The role of sign language in shaping Deaf culture

• Promoting sign language within the Deaf community

• Intersectionality: Sign language, cultural identity, and other aspects of diversity

• Intersection of sign language with race, gender, and other identities

• Promoting diversity and inclusion within the Deaf community

• Addressing challenges faced by marginalized groups within the Deaf community.

 

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS AND DEAFBLIND ADAPTATIONS

• Development and impact of sign language translation technologies

• Accessibility features in digital platforms and devices

• The role of artificial intelligence in sign language recognition and usage

• Tactile sign language and other communication methods

• Assistive technologies for Deaf Blind individuals

• Educational strategies for Deaf Blind students

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

• Mental health resources and support for Deaf individuals

• The role of sign language in mental health care

• Addressing social isolation through sign language and community support

 

STEM EDUCATION AND CAREERS

• Integrating sign language in STEM education

• Success stories and challenges of Deaf professionals in STEM

• Strategies for supporting Deaf students in STEM fields

 

POLICY AND ADVOCACY

• Advocacy for sign language recognition and rights

• Policy changes and their impact on sign language accessibility

• The role of organizations in promoting sign language usage

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