Aug 27, 2019

Accessible videos for Deaf women are almost ready!

Not this way!
Not this way!

During the initial stage of this project, we organized workshops together with two NGOs, experts in gender violence and women's rights, aimed at Deaf women of a wide age range. Then, topics of interest were selected for and from this group of women and work was done in the preparation of scripts in order to record videos in Argentine Sign Language. The scripts were initially designed within the project coordinating team and then shared with the collaborating organizations responsible for checking the information dumped. Based on their comments, some details were modified and corrected and the corrected scripts were sent to the deaf women who would be the presenters of the videos.

To be part of the filming of the videos, we have called Deaf women who have participated in the workshops that were previously held. In the selection process, aspects related to the fluency in the use of sign language, its development in front of the camera and its interest in the subject were taken into account. Five women were selected to make up the team of narrators of the different videos and other women were invited to participate in small conversations.

Videos were recorded in Canales’s filming studio during two months.

Eight videos have been filmed:

  • The presentation of the project
  • Law 26.485: Integral protection of women
  • Types of violence
  • Modalities of violence
  • Women empowerment
  • Size law
  • Freedom to decide
  • Gender identity

 

Viceovers have been recorded and subtitles are being elaborated to add to the videos to guarantee access to ALL women.

We are in the last stage, the edition of the eight videos to be disseminated around Argentina.

Stay tuned to our next report!

Eight new videos will be on line for you to enjoy!

Working behind the camera
Working behind the camera
Video is almost ready
Video is almost ready
88 year old Celita tells us about her experience
88 year old Celita tells us about her experience
Video recording Jorgelina
Video recording Jorgelina
Conversing about Size Law
Conversing about Size Law
Voice overs
Voice overs
Modalities of violence
Modalities of violence

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Aug 26, 2019

A new textbook for deaf children is born!

We invite you to the presentation
We invite you to the presentation

A printed text for teachers, colorful illustrated activities for children that can be projected or printed, videos in LSA recorded by deaf people and ICT activities, all in one. 

We are launching the first textbook to teach Spanish as a second language for deaf children. The book contains 6 units designed for children to learn Spanish through different types of activities as shown in the pictures. 

“Reading and writing with science 2” was created to accompany the literacy process of deaf students in the third and fourth grade of the primary level. It is an innovative material that continues the series initiated in 2017 by Canales Asociacion Civil to teach Spanish as a second language, with a communicative approach and through the use of Argentine Sign Language.

The first textbook was based on the field of arts: circus, photography, drawing, mimics, etc. This time, the textbook is organized from the sciences field. It includes six units of graduated and progressive complexity, which describe different moments during a camp carried out by a group of deaf students in southern Argentina as a year-end trip.

These girls and boys need to understand an unknown geography and to find answers to the natural phenomena they observe in the environment. They interact and investigate through experiments and a series of texts, questions such as why the sky is blue, where is the sugar that I put in my coffee that I can't see, why is there wind, whether or not there are hot water rivers and much more. In the exchanges, they acquire the necessary linguistic tools to integrate the everyday language to interact and the specific scientific language in order to access the curricular contents demanded by schools.

This innovative textbook will be officially presented September 5th In the Auditorium of the Professorate of Special Education. 

Thank you for being part of it!!

 

printed text for teachers
printed text for teachers
Activities for deaf children
Activities for deaf children
sign language video. Magnetism
sign language video. Magnetism
Sign Language Video. The wind
Sign Language Video. The wind
sign language video.the volcano
sign language video.the volcano
sign language video. Why the sky is blue
sign language video. Why the sky is blue
May 31, 2019

Starting workshops for Deaf Women

Deaf women's network
Deaf women's network

In this first stage, we organized 3 workshops in which different topics were addressed. The workshops were conducted by two organizations: Sordas sin Violencia (Deaf Women Without Violence) and Fundación Mujeres en Igualdad (Women in Equality Foundation). 

They worked on issues of gender, violence and the role of women in society, access to information, the political participation of women and the struggle for the law of sizes, its implications for health and the body image of women.

Deaf women of different ages participated and a space of exchange, reflection and demystification of deeply rooted concepts was generated. Many questions arose based on the social construction of the role of women, the expression and gender identity, the empowerment of women in the history of our country and some doubts regarding the different types of violence.

During the workshops they worked in groups (made up of young and adult women), in which they had to think about a topic for which they would like to fight, to think about the strategies and the methodology to carry it forward.

For Deaf people, access to information is usually difficult. There are few spaces where they find information in Sign Language or where they have access to professionals who explain different topics with an interpreter. For this reason, myths and false beliefs are very frequent within the Deaf community.

In this sense, these meetings were very rich since a very interesting exchange was generated among the generations of women, guided by professionals who provided them with accessible information and at the same time the possibility of clarifying the doubts that were arising.

We will keep working!

 

 

the topic: gender
the topic: gender
88 year old deaf woman telling her story
88 year old deaf woman telling her story
Deaf mom sharing her experience
Deaf mom sharing her experience
Participants have their opinions
Participants have their opinions
Aplause
Aplause
access to information
access to information
 
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