The Legacy of Robert Hoffmeister: On the Importance of Supporting Deaf scholars

Autor/a: HENNER, Jonathan; ROSENBERG, Patrick; BENEDICT, Rachel
Año: 2021
Editorial: Routledge
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




A year after Dr. Henner had come to Boston for his graduate education, he found himself in a small room in The Learning Center, surrounded by laptops, wires, and dividers. The laptops were placed in the nooks between the dividers, with the goal that participants could use the laptops without seeing participants next to them. The wires connected all the laptops to a central hub computer, which controlled what was on each laptop’s screen, and each laptop sent information to the central hub about buttons clicked or other interactions with them. When all of the laptops were running, they showed the American Sign Language Assessment Instrument (ASLAI) in the earliest stages of execution. Participants would stream into the small room, several at a time, and take several receptive, non-production assessments that targeted their American Sign Language vocabulary knowledge. They would then call an assistant over to set up a production assessment built into each laptop. There were three production assessments. The receptive assessment results were sent to the hub. The production assessment data was saved to each laptop, and then transferred to USB memory sticks at the end of the testing day.

En C. Enns, J. Henner y L. McQuarrie (Eds.), Discussing bilingualism in Deaf Children: essays in honor of Robert Hoffmeister.