ASL STEM Events
When Work is not Work: Interpreting Technical ASL
September 24, 2022
In Person Event
Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. If this expansion of “laser” seems impossible to interpret elegantly into American Sign Language (ASL), then this workshop is for you!
Join us in undertaking a holistic exploration of interpreting in technical contexts, beginning with a group discussion of the challenges inherent in such work so that participants can identify their personal areas of improvement. An ASL-centric technical language framework incorporating both vocabulary and syntax will be introduced as a tool for effective communication. Elements of this framework developed recently by the presenter and colleagues will be reviewed, with a focus on strategies for designing a successful ASL technical vocabulary. An analysis of syntactic best practices will follow, covering approaches for combining technical signs into coherent and compelling sentences. Participants will be provided with opportunities to collaboratively assess and strengthen their technical interpreting skills using the discussed ASL-centric language framework as a guide.
Integrating Deaf Community Insights into Sign Language Computation with Machine Learning
Are you D/deaf or hard of hearing and using ASL? Are you interested in helping to shape the future of
machine learning technologies for sign language? Recruiting participants for a survey.
Participate in our 30-minute survey at: https://forms.office.com/r/z4Ktd9aRM8
Consent form and more details available (with ASL interpretation)
Hands & Flippers for Marine Conservation Virtual Tour
August 15, 2022
Learn with Jennifer Reilly, a Deaf marine biologist from Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a 501(c)(3) organization in Florida about how to become better advocates in marine conservation, using sea turtles as a focal point. She will lead us on a virtual tour of the LMC facility and meet some of their marine patients – all guided in ASL!