Sessions at 51st Biennial National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Conference in Kentucky International Convention Center

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Monday 2nd July 2012

Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Wednesday 4th July 2012

  • Council of Representatives IV

    At 8:00am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC Conference Theater, Kentucky International Convention Center

    Coverage handout

  • Registration

    At 8:00am to 11:30am, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC Bridgeside Lobby, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Discovering Deaf Leadership in Developing Countries

    by David Justice and Davin Searls

    Over 200 million Deaf people in developing countries have no access to education, and are often misrepresented by those who don’t understand the Deaf experience. This presentation will focus on five years of research identifying the challenges and successes of local Deaf leaders in Nepal, Kenya, Cambodia and many other developing countries. In addition, the presenters will share their collaborative approach to building local capacity by providing organizational development training directly in sign language. When Deaf leaders are more effective, they can create societies where Deaf people are afforded human rights and equal access to education and employment.

    Track: International Issues
    Type: Presentation
    RID CEU: .15

    At 8:30am to 10:00am, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 211, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Early Intervention NEEDS Your Involvement

    by Beth S. Benedict and Leala Holcomb

    The purpose of the Early Hearing, Detection and Intervention (EHDI), within the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) system is to identify deaf/hh babies and to provide families with information. But too often the expertise of people who know the best, deaf/hard of hearing people themselves, are not included or valued. Research shows the importance of deaf adults as language and role models for families. This workshop presents a history, an update of the system, programs and the need to include deaf/hard of hearing adults. Ideas and strategies from panelists will be shared on how you can make a difference in young deaf and/hard of hearing children’s lives in your hometown.

    Track: Deaf Education
    Type: Presentation

    At 8:30am to 10:00am, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 209, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Getting to YES: Attaining professional and personal success

    by Khadijat Rashid, PhD.

    Too often our lives are limited by our inability to get jobs, financial security or other economic goals we set for ourselves. This problem may be due to attitudinal issues (ours or other people’s) or to societal or communication barriers that Deaf people have always faced. What are some of the tools and techniques we can utilize to overcome the barriers in our way? This workshop will be interactive and audience participation is expected and welcomed.

    Track: Economic Empowerment and Employment
    Type: Presentation

    At 8:30am to 10:00am, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 210, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Our Mobile Communications – Today and Tomorrow

    by Christian Vogler, Matthew Gerst, David Bahar, Mike Ellis and Claude Stout

    A panel of experts and advocates will discuss mobile communications products available today that are used by deaf and hard of hearing people and what kind of products we can expect to see in the future. There will be discussions about challenges deaf and hard of hearing people are facing today in mobile communications (i.e. interoperability of video conferencing services) as well as what problems we may experience in the future (i.e. data caps).

    Track: Equal Access Through Technology
    Type: Panel

    At 8:30am to 10:00am, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 208, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Preview of New Curriculum for Deaf Interpreter Education

    by Lillian Garcia Peterkin and Jimmy Beldon

    If you are teaching ASL in an interpreting program and want to jumpstart the progress for your current and potential deaf student(s), come to this session! The primary approach of workshop will be an interactive presentation on a curriculum package designed specifically for Deaf persons as interpreters, the rationale for a curriculum for Deaf persons’ interpreter education as Deaf interpreters, how the curriculum was based on the specialized competencies of Deaf Interpreters, and to discuss the curriculum’s approach and modules. During this session, program video clips, outline and format, assessment forms, student interviews and teaching techniques will be shared.

    Track: ASL: Arts and Academics
    Type: Presentation

    At 8:30am to 10:00am, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 207, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Workshops

    At 8:30am to 10:00am, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 207-211, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Exhibit Hall

    The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) provides one of the largest and most popular expositions of deaf-related products and services during the 51st Biennial NAD in Louisville, Kentucky, July 3-7, 2012. The Exhibit Hall will be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), steps away from the Regency Hyatt, 4th Street Live, in the middle of downtown Louisville and its attractions!

    At 9:00am to 5:00pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC Exhibit Hall 1AB, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • A National Dialogue about Emergency Preparedness in the Deaf Community: A Paradigm Shift in Policy and Regulations

    by Donna Dahrouge and Jim Brune

    Recent disasters including 9/11, Katrina/Rita hurricanes, and the 2007 California wildfires have had not only a devastating effect on communities, but have also created communication access inequalities for Deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and Deaf-Blind individuals. This presentation seeks to present findings and solicit feedback on recommendations developed by a joint academic-community partnership with a board of Deaf community experts on emergency preparedness and response. The board was convened to address the need for all levels of government to ensure effective communication during emergency preparedness and response for Deaf communities through the implementation, and continual monitoring of policies and regulations.

    Track: Grassroots and Legislative Advocacy
    Type: Panel

    At 10:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 208, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Blockbuster: Cinematic ASL

    by Windell Wink Smith

    Have you ever seen an ASL story performance and thought, "That's like watching a movie!"? Television and film use certain conventions (often referred to as the "grammar") when recording and editing audiovisual media. ASL literature has been found to use the same types of conventions by ASL "writers." Deaf, students, and interpreters alike should be able to incorporate these into their work. Cinematic techniques and formulas are already used by the Deaf community. If someone wants to create captivating “blockbuster” ASL literature or wants to create stunning visual presentations to keep their audience motivated this is the workshop for you!

    Track: ASL: Arts and Academics
    Type: Presentation
    RID CEU: .15

    At 10:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 211, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Current State of Affairs-School Boards and Schools for the Deaf

    by Alexis Kashar, Philip Bravin, Sonny Wasilowski and Chris Wagner

    A panel of deaf members and officers who sit on various school boards will sit on this panel. Current issues such as communication issues, literacy issues and budget issues will be covered and addressed. A question and answer period will take place during the last part of the workshop.

    Track: Deaf Education
    Type: Panel

    At 10:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 209, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Know Your Employment Rights and Responsibilities

    by Benro Ogunyipe, MPA

    This presentation explores employment rights for deaf and hard of hearing people under the provisions of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended. The presenter will explain your employment rights as a deaf or hard of hearing individual during the application, interview and hiring process, and in the workplace. In addition, the presenter will demonstrate "how to" file a charge of discrimination complaint, if you believe you were discriminated against on the basis of your disability as a deaf or hard of hearing applicant or employee. Examples of discriminatory scenarios and recent discrimination lawsuits and settlements will be discussed.

    Track: Economic Empowerment and Employment
    Type: Presentation

    At 10:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 210, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Video Quality and Interoperability across Videophones Today and in the Future

    by Norman Williams and Christian Vogler

    Access to high-quality video calls should not be rocket science. But at present, getting the best quality can be an exercise in frustration for many users. Sometimes two videophones do not even connect to each other – they are not interoperable. We explore how and why video call problems happen and what can be done to improve video quality. We also explore the big changes that are coming to video calls in the near future. More and more people use mainstream video functionality, and this opens up new and exciting opportunities for interoperable video calls

    Track: Equal Access Through Technology
    Type: Presentation

    At 10:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 207, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Workshops

    At 10:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 207-211, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Registration

    At 12:30pm to 5:30pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC Bridgeside Lobby, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Improving Systems in Your State: Knock on State Commission’s Door

    by Ernest E. Garrett III, Lisa Kornberg, Virginia Moore, Sherri Collins, Heidi L. Reed, Steven A. Florio, M.S. and Cliff Moers

    Six directors of State Agencies serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, will share their insights as to how their agencies carry out their statutes. The audience will learn about the state government’s roles in addressing deaf and hard of hearing needs. The audience will gain understanding of the system and how they can work through the system to respond to their needs. The audience also will learn that state laws vary from state to state on common issues and how they can work with the state agencies to find remedies more effectively.

    Track: Grassroots and Legislative Advocacy
    Type: Panel
    RID CEU: .15

    At 1:45pm to 3:15pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 208, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Language Use in Research and Academic Settings

    by Susan Lane-Outlaw, Jessica Cuculick and Denise Kavin

    This workshop will focus on how we discuss deaf and hard of hearing individuals in research and academic settings. The discussion will be placed in the context of how we refer to various minority and majority groups. The presenters will also reference and discuss theories as they apply to this topic. Participants will be asked to reflect on their experiences and observations and think about how positive changes in language use can be made.

    Track: ASL: Arts and Academics
    Type: Presentation

    At 1:45pm to 3:15pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 207, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Online Advertising and Marketing: A Powerful Tool

    by Corey Axelrod

    While the Internet has enabled businesses and organizations to reach out to prospective customers, marketers are slow to understand the significance and potential of online advertising and marketing. This form of promotion enables marketers to gain a competitive edge, delivering specific marketing messages to attract customers.The presenter will discuss best practices for placement and execution of online advertising to maximize return on investment. He will also share best practices for the development and creation of online advertisements, as well as discuss optimal methodologies for monitoring and measuring results generated from advertising and marketing efforts.

    Track: Economic Empowerment and Employment
    Type: Presentation

    At 1:45pm to 3:15pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 210, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Saving Deaf Culture and Saving Schools for the Deaf

    by Dr. Henry Klopping

    Deaf Schools are under attack. Indiana is the most recent example. We must save them because they contribute to the preservation of Deaf Culture. This presentation will involve discussing the economics of educating Deaf children in a school for the deaf versus the mainstream. Not only does one have to consider the financial costs of educating a deaf child, the whole child must be considered. Included in this presentation is a discussion of preserving Deaf Culture and how schools for the deaf are natural reservoirs to promote and enhance Deaf Culture.

    Track: Deaf Education
    Type: Presentation

    At 1:45pm to 3:15pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 209, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • What is the World Federation of the Deaf?

    by WFD Board and Colin Allen

    The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) supports over 70 million deaf people globally and has a membership of 133 National Associations of the Deaf. The vision of WFD is the full achievement of human rights for Deaf people worldwide. This workshop will give an introduction to the aims, work and achievements of WFD with and on behalf of the global Deaf Community.

    Track: International Issues
    Type: Panel

    At 1:45pm to 3:15pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 211, Kentucky International Convention Center

  • Workshops

    At 1:45pm to 3:15pm, Wednesday 4th July

    In KICC 207-211, Kentucky International Convention Center