Canales Asociacion Civil

Canales is a non-profit organization conformed by deaf and hearing people concerned by the marginal situation of deaf people in Argentina. We promote the right of deaf children for an accessible education, through educative projects. All our projects are based on the recognition of sign language as the natural language of the deaf, and on the active participation of deaf people in the design and development of educative programs.
Jan 7, 2014

New stories for deaf children!

Little Olivias voice
Little Olivias voice

After the successful Story Contest in Argentine Sign Language, we are working on a DVD that contains the eight winning stories plus two distinctions. There are 10 stories in total that will be part of a video that we will deliver free of charge to approximately 100 schools for the deaf. That means that over 8000 deaf children will be able to enjoy stories told by deaf people from all ages and from different parts of Argentina.

 In addition to the stories, the video will include a short film of the awards ceremony held at the National Congress. The goal is that all deaf people in the provinces be able to participate in some form of what happened in Buenos Aires.

 We also made transcriptions of the tales in Spanish, and we call different people that helped us with the voiceover, to make the stories accessible to all.

 We are sending with this report some photos of the recording of the voices.

 We hope the video will be ready when classes start in Argentina!

Gonzalo
Gonzalo
Anahi
Anahi
Nico
Nico
Pablo
Pablo
Oct 9, 2013

Results of the Storytelling Competition in LSA

Auditorium
Auditorium

 

Carrying on with the programs that promote reading, we organized an event at the National Congress which attracted more than 250 people mostly deaf children of various schools. They came from Santa Fe, Cordoba and Buenos Aires.
 
We organized this event to promote the creativity of deaf children, youth and adults through storytelling and reading. The jury was formed by three young deaf: Eduardo Cabrera, Lisandro Rodríguez Fuentes and Fabian Kenseyan, who evaluated the videos and selected the winners. These guys are very active members of the deaf community who have much experience on reading and making videos. They also know which stories are trendy in the deaf community and were able to understand and evaluate the stories submitted from shared cultural codes.
 
To select the winning stories the judges considered the visual strategies used, the use of sign language, the expressions, the non-manual features that are part of the Argentine Sign Language (LSA), creativity in storytelling and fidelity of both languages.
 
In addition to the winning stories, 10 outstanding narrators were recognized with special mentions. As part of the contest 10 stories are in the process of publishing and will be delivered on DVD to schools for the deaf and will be uploaded to a website.
The photos from the events show the joy of all the participants
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
The Winners
Special mentions
Special mentions
Jul 11, 2013

Storytelling Competition in Argentine Sign Language. Second Edition

Meet the winners through the pictures
Meet the winners through the pictures

The videobooks represent an inexhaustible source of ideas to promote reading. This time, the idea was to invite all deaf children, youth and adults throughout in the country to participate in the second Storytelling Contest in Argentine Sign Languaje (LSA).

The announcement was made nationally and the competition was split into two categories: Storytelling and Reading. We found it interesting to include these categories to reinforce the idea that storytelling and reading are two different processes that require different strategies. Each of these categories was also divided by age: up to 14 years and from 15 years.

To design, spread and develop the idea Canales called three deaf people who have experience in editing videos and developing stories. Two of them come from deaf families, two have participated as readers in videobooks and one has participated in the first contest of stories we did in 2007.

We received 154 stories that were sent by deaf adults, children and adolescents from 20 different schools spread in seven provinces of our country.

The eight winners have been honored at the awards ceremony that was held at the Argentine National Congress. Over 250 deaf children from across the country participated from that Ceremony. We invite you to meet the winners through the pictures we took during the event. More pictures can be seen at http://goo.gl/d5bXF

The second part of this initiative will be editing the eight winning stories on a DVD that will be distributed in the schools.

Meet the winners through the pictures II
Meet the winners through the pictures II
Meet the winners through the pictures III
Meet the winners through the pictures III
Meet the winners through the pictures IV
Meet the winners through the pictures IV
Meet the winners through the pictures V
Meet the winners through the pictures V
Meet the winners through the pictures VI
Meet the winners through the pictures VI
Meet the winners through the pictures VII
Meet the winners through the pictures VII
Meet the winners through the pictures VIII
Meet the winners through the pictures VIII
Meet the winners through the pictures IX
Meet the winners through the pictures IX
Meet the winners through the pictures X
Meet the winners through the pictures X
Meet the winners through the pictures XI
Meet the winners through the pictures XI
Meet the winners through the pictures XII
Meet the winners through the pictures XII

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