CEUs: 1.125 (Professional Studies)
This is part 1 of a two-part workshop. The workshop spans 2 days. Attendees must take the entire workshop in order to earn CEUs.
This workshop will be presented in ASL and may incorporate PTASL.
Protactile philosophy has grown out of the realization that DeafBlind people’s intuitions about tactile communication are stronger than the intuitions sighted people have. This realization has changed the way we communicate with each other, the way we work with interpreters, and more generally, the way we live. We call this way of life and the principles and practices that shape it, “protactile”. Protactile has been growing slowly in our community and as that has happened, we have developed a framework for sharing that knowledge. This framework has come out of a decade of experience DeafBlind leaders have had as teachers and their cultural understanding of the linguistic evolution of the protactile movement.
This hands-on workshop will provide a cultural understanding of the evolution of the protactile movement and cover the four fundamental components of protactile: history, philosophy, attitude, and language. This short training will help people gain a better understanding of what Protactile is all about and get folks excited about possible opportunities to learn more in the future.
This will complement the DeafBlind Interpreting National Training & Resource Center’s modules on The Protactile Movement and Protactile Principles and include anecdotal stories and personal experiences that highlight the importance of a DeafBlind person’s autonomy. This content is meant to provide an introductory foundation for protactile ASL and will invite participants to study and learn more about the linguistic evolution of this emerging language.
NOTE: This workshop should not be taken by any DeafBlind Interpreting Institute (DBII) 2018 or 2019 participants. Total class size is limited to 25 participants.
To apply for the DeafBlind Interpreting Track, fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/hoZitefWCgzGSBtR6
Jason Herbers, Jelica Nuccio, John Lee Clark