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Video Technologies:  A New Way to Reach Deaf people in Emergencies
 

Video Technologies: A New Way to Reach Deaf people in Emergencies

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Speakers:  Alyson Picus, COO, SignOn: Sign Language Services ...

Speakers:  Alyson Picus, COO, SignOn: Sign Language Services
 Karen Kozlowski Graham, CEO, SignOn: Sign Language Services
Communication is critical during emergency situations. Those responsible for disseminating
information around crisis need to consider ways to contact residents who don‟t have access to the
standard means of receiving messages. Deaf people who rely on sign language are such a group.
English is not a native language for most deaf Americans. While some deaf individuals can read
captioned emergency messages, many do not understand the sometimes complex wording in the
standard printed emergency messages. The only way they can fully comprehend this messaging
is through their native tongue, American Sign Language. Videoconferencing technology has
promising implications for sending emergency messaging to reach deaf individuals in sign
language assuring that they will fully comprehend warnings critical to all citizens. This
workshop will explore and demonstrate videoconferencing technologies and how they might be
used to reach deaf people in emergency situations.

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    • Video Technologies A New Way to ReachDeaf People in Emergencies Karen Graham & Alyson Picus SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • About Si OAb t SignOn Located in Seattle Washington Seattle, Founded in 1997 Staff of 20 Nationally Certified Interpreters 7 Administrative Support Staff SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • What W DWh t We Do On-Site On Site Interpreting Video Interpreting Emergency Sign Language Interpreting Program (ESLIP) for King County SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Evolution of VRIE l ti f Development of Technology Video Relay Services  Phone use only Ph l  Federal Government pays and regulates Video Remote I Vid R Interpreting i  Requestor pays  Unregulated  Satisfies ADA requirement SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • CoCommunication Access o Video u cat o ccess on deo Video technology is increasingly common Deaf people use video regularly for phone Internet connectivity is generally improving SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • What iWh t is VRI? Video Remote Interpreting is a substitute for p g an on-site interpreter Deaf/Hearing Participant in same room, Interpreter is remote SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • EquipmentE i t  Screen S  Computer  Mobile device M bil d i  Television  Videoconference device  Webcam  Built in B ilt i or separate t  Mic  Built in or separate SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • InternetI t tHard-WiredHard Wired T-1 or Business DSL  2 Mb preferred Mbps f dWiFi Widely available, can be challenging SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • ConnectivityC ti it Internet vs Satellite vs. SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Benefits of VRIB fit f Inclusion via communication access Interpreter present when physically impossible i ibl Ability to spread message to a wide audience who might not b able t read h i ht t be bl to d Includes rural as well as city areas SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Why tWh not captioning? ti i ? 500,000 2,000,000 500 000 – 2 000 000 deaf people use sign language as their “home tongue” deaf di level – 4th grade Average d f reading l A l d Easier to understand native language when under stress d t SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Deaf People and VideoD fP l d VidMost have it: You Tube Video Phones Mobile devices Television SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Applications of Emergency VRIA li ti fE Disaster preparedness video library Brief, critical announcements Information is needed immediately Unsafe for interpreter to go to disaster site SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Pre-made Emergency VRIP d E Disaster preparedness PSA Watches and Warnings SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Live ELi Emergency VRILive Information SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • VRI in Emergencies i E iVRI or VRS?When to use VRS in a live emergency SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • VRI In Emergencies I E iCHALLENGES Use in power outages Connectivity in a crisis Devices working properly SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Using LU i Local VRI l Interpreter is familiar with region  Local Sign Language Dialect  Community Names Local agency can send on-site interpreter if needed Out-of-State VRI Agency can be helpful if local agency is affected by disaster SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Possibilities - PP ibiliti Prepare Pre-made Pre made videos in central location  Social Media  Website SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Possibilities - LiP ibiliti Live “Hot spot” – location where power is Hot spot guaranteed SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Possibilities – Q i k VideoP ibiliti Quick Vid Emergency service has off site video made quickly SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Possibilities - M bilP ibiliti Mobile Mobile devices in strategic locations  Police departments  Hospital Emergency rooms SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • What b tWh t about you? ? Your situation? Your ability to provide communication access in i language? i sign l ? Feeling creative? SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.
    • Contact Si O VRIC t t SignOnVRI Karen Graham CEO Graham, 847-387- 847-387-9000 Karen.Graham@signonasl.com Karen Graham@signonasl com Alyson Picus, Operations Manager Picus, 206-838- 206-838-0413 Alyson Picus@signonasl com Alyson.Picus@signonasl.com www.SignOnASL.com g SignOn: A Sign Language Interpreting Resource, Inc.