How can social media mobilize our Deaf community socially, politically, linguistically, and economically? Social media is a form of bilingual human interaction which is compatible with the Deaf community’s culture of collectivism. The Deaf community is the very first group of people to use social media to change the status quo: Gallaudet University’s second protest. We also used it to stop AB 2072 from becoming a law. We are still not tapping into the full potential of this platform. The workshop gives us the opportunity to explore new ideas of preserving, protecting, and promoting our Deaf schools and American Sign Language via social media platforms.
Julie Rems-Smario and Jon Savage – Presenters at Deaf Awareness Day (DAD) – San Diego – Oct. 1st, 2011
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