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Hurricane emergency information on CDC web site in ASL

August 23, 2007

CDC has posted some emergency information about hurricanes on their web site in American Sign Language (ASL).  

If you look at the chart of Public Service Announcements at the link below, you will see the topics that have ASL video clips (there will be a check mark in the ASL column). Click on that topic and then look to the right of the screen about halfway down and click on the ASL video for that topic.

Please forward this information to anyone you think might be interested. And please provide feedback for any videos you might watch. CDC needs your feedback to improve future videos in ASL.

You may post this link on any appropriate web site.

http://emergency.cdc.gov /disasters/hurricanes/psa.asp

-Danielle

Danielle S. Ross, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Program
Division of Human Development and Disabilities
National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/ehdi /default.htm

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  1. Lisa Marie
    August 23, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    cool, I did check some…it’s great information.
    I am going to forward it on to some of my deaf friends who
    live in Florida.

  2. August 23, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    Psst..!

    Covered that yesterday.
    http://kokonutpundits.blogspot.com/2007/08/hurricane-readiness-video-in-asl-now.html

    But the more the merrier that information get out to people and be hurricane ready this year and the next. Hopefully more will blog about this and get the word out to this under-represented group.

  3. Anonymous
    August 23, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Cool. I couldn’t resist chuckling at the lady’s sign-off.

    “Danielle S. Ross, Ph.D., M.Sc.
    Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Program
    Division of Human Development and Disabilities
    National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/ehdi /default.htm”

  4. DeafSpook
    August 23, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    Cool. I couldn’t resist chuckling at the lady’s sign-off.

    “ Danielle S. Ross, Ph.D., M.Sc.
    Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Program
    Division of Human Development and Disabilities
    National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/ehdi /default.htm “

  5. Barry Critchfield
    August 24, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Here is my comment on the ASL video from CDC. I sent this message to the CDC website:

    Thank you for producing this.. It still needs some work. There is no need to follow the same script as used for Hearing people — Instead do a TRANSLATION, meaning use Deaf people to analyze the message and produce the video only in ASL. Once its finished, if you want to add voice and/or captions, that’s easy to do.

    What you have done here is use an English script and interpreted that into ASL — it will be much more effective if you develop an ASL script, and add the English later (if you want to).

  6. August 24, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    Good message, Barry. Thank you for sharing.

    Bug

  7. Midnight Writer
    September 1, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    It’s good that the CDC did these, but I agree with the comment Barry Critchfield made about not using a translation. What is needed is an ASL adaptation for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, not a translation from English. Also, the videos should have captioning that could be turned on or off in the media player.

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