The DHH Cyber Community group is actively pursuing the following projects:
Technology in the classroom can better include deaf and hard of hearing students. This research involves development and testing of a classroom platform for deaf and hard of hearing students to access remote interpreters and captioners, avoid visual dispersion, and facilitate interaction in the classroom.
We are creating an online video forum to facilitate discussion about signing for science, technnology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics. There is a lack of standardized signs for these topics and we believe they should be developed from the bottom up, i.e. students, teachers, interpreters, and linguists should be involved in the design process of new signs. This multimedia forum will enable discussion across the country and across displines.
Each summer, University of Washington hosts 10 deaf and hard of hearing students who are graduating from high school and/or entering their first or second year of college. Students take introductory computer programming classes and a university-level animation class resulting in their own animated short. The academy has been running since 2007 and will continue on through 2010.
June 25-27, 2008 the first annual DHH Cyber-Community Workshop at Rochester Institute of Technology, home of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The goal was to energize the DHH Cyber Community members including students, interpreters, captioners, sign language linguistic researchers, educational technology researchers, and cyber infrastructure experts. Funded by the National Science Foundation.