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DeafBlind Interpreting Module 1: The Protactile Movement - 12/30/2019

This online module provides a cultural understanding of the evolution of the protactile movement. Jelica Nuccio and aj granda share the four fundamental components of protactile: history, philosophy, attitude, and language. ‚Äč‚ÄčThis video narrative combines anecdotal stories and personal experiences that highlight the importance of a DeafBlind person’s autonomy, especially in relation to working with interpreters. This content is meant to provide a basic foundation for future modules that will explore more about the linguistic evolution of this emerging language.

Module #1 Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
  • List three differences between visual ASL and protactile language.
  • Describe the four components of the protactile movement.
  • Identify concrete examples of disability language vs. cultural language.


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