Social media in the Deaf world in 2011. Dr. Corine Bickley , Research Scientist, Gallaudet University With insights provided by: Prof. Raychelle Harris (Gallaudet University) Dr. Gloria Nathanson (Gallaudet University) Ka- Wai Ng (Gallaudet University)
Dr. CorineBickley, Research Scientist, Gallaudet University
With insights provided by:
Prof. Raychelle Harris (Gallaudet University)
Dr. Gloria Nathanson (Gallaudet University)
Ka-Wai Ng (Gallaudet University)
Dr. Angela McCaskill (Gallaudet University)
Erikson Young (Gallaudet University)
Kyle Murphy (Gallaudet University)
Neil McDevitt (CEPIN)
NAD (National Association of the Deaf)
What’s wrong with this picture?
Bismarck, ND, July 27, 2011 -- A billboard advertising FEMA's disaster website encourages residents affected by recent flooding apply for assistance. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
TTY is OLD technology
Why is video important in social media for the Deaf?
From Prof. Raychelle Harris (July, 2011):
What form of social media is used in the Deaf community?
NAD Board to Discuss Social Media Policy
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has been very busy, and has attended many state conferences and rallies. We are also busy attending meetings with various government entities including the Department of Education, the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Communications Commission. As we have been busy with these conferences, rallies, and meetings, there have been lively discussions about what the NAD has been doing via social media.
At the next board meeting in Minneapolis on Sept. 18-19, the NAD Board will look at its social media policy to figure out how to handle social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and V/Blogs. This meeting will take place right after the NAD Leadership Training Conference (NLTC) on Sept 15-17, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
You are invited to attend the NLTC on Sept 15-17 and the Board meeting on Sept 18-19. Both events will be at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. For more information on the NLTC, go to http://www.nad.org/nltc
Tweet announcement from Deaf advocate Neil McDevitt :
Really happy to announce this. Will be joining @FEMA and @CraigAtFEMA as Disability Communications Specialist.#SMEM
16 Aug via TweetDeck
How do Deaf people communicate about disasters?
From Dr. Gloria Nathanson Aug 1, 2011 :
Tweet comment from Deaf advocate Neil McDevitt :
@KelbyBrick Disagree with @purpleComm.
If you equate Twitter to FB, you're missing the point. Twitter = personal/corp brand to world.
18 Augvia TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply
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What problems need to be solved?
The DIGITAL DIVIDE !
From Neil McDevitt (Aug 15, 2011):
“The biggest gap right now is the digital divide.
Folks who live in rural areas, are severely economically disadvantaged, or are not familiar/comfortable with new technology (especially elderly people) are most likely to miss out on the critical information that comes from emergency officials (which is often repeated via social media outlets).
So is something else needed? There has been recognition of the digital divide and there are various efforts at the FCC and other places to address. But these efforts haven't focused on the emergency side and perhaps it's time to start looking at that. ”