Name of Engagement

Sign Language Science Interpreter Headlines Keynote Talks Friday

Contact Information

Mary-Hope Vass

Contact Details

vassmg@jmu.edu

Description

Conveying technical research information that makes sense to lay audiences can be a challenge. That challenge is even greater when the audience includes people who are deaf and hard of hearing, as sign language doesn’t always have the words to describe technical terms. Lauren Hughes, who serves as director of operations at Civic Access, a deaf, woman-owned social media enterprise, will discuss those challenges at 9-10 a.m. Friday, July 30 in ISAT/CS Room 159 on the James Madison University campus east of Interstate 81. In her talk Friday, titled, “Access Allies – Promoting and Defending Equity in a Virtual Age,” Hughes will discuss the importance and impact of people’s choices to make research content accessible. Topics will include how COVID launched a major shift in access demands, different types of communication access and the meaning of “effective” communication access.

Web Presence

https://www.jmu.edu/news/2021/07/28-reu-communicate-science.shtml

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU

Date

July 2021

Frequency

One Time Only

Zip Code/Location

22807

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Event

On/Off campus

On campus

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