PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OVERVIEW

November 8, 2017

Room I. Room II.
13.00-17.00 WFD Workshop
19.00-21.00 Welcome reception

November 9, 2017

Room I. Room II.
08.00-17.30 Registration & Exhibition & Posters
09.00-10.00 Opening Ceremony
10.00-10.30 International Keynote presentation
10.30-11.00 Hungarian Keynote presentation
11.00-11.30 Coffee break (Poster viewing)
11.30-12.00 Bilingual Education – Session Keynote presentation
12.00-12.30 Sign Language in the Family – Session Keynote presentation
12.30-13.30 Bilingual Education Session 1. Sign Language in the Family Session 1.
13.30-14.30 Lunch break (Poster viewing)
14.30-17.00 Bilingual Education Session 2. Sign Language in the Family Session 2.
17.00-18.00 Closing Summary, Q&A – Bilingual Education Closing Summary, Q&A – Sign Language in the Family

November 10, 2017

Room I. Room II.
09.00-17.30 Registration & Exhibition & Posters
09.00-10.00 Panel Discussion: Our Rights, Our Votes
10.00-10.30 Employment – Session Keynote presentation
10.30-11.00 Technology – Session Keynote presentation
11.00-11.30 Coffee break (Poster viewing)
11.30-13.15 Employment Session 1. Technology Session 1.
13.15-14.30 Lunch break (Poster viewing)
14.30-16.30 Employment Session 2. Technology Session 2.
16.30-17.30 Closing Summary, Q&A – Employment Closing Summary, Q&A – Technology
17.30-18.00 Closing Ceremony
19.00-24.00 Gala Dinner (optional)

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM DETAILS

November 9, 2017

08.00-17.30 Registration & Exhibition open
09.00-10.00 Opening Ceremony Room I.
Welcome messages from:
Host organization - Dr. Adam KOSA, SINOSZ President
International organization - Mr. Colin ALLEN, WFD President
Hungarian High Patron - Mr. Viktor ORBAN, Prime Minister of Hungary  
International High Patron - Ms. Liisa KAUPPINEN, WFD Honorary Member & Past President
United Nations - Ms. Catalina DEVANDAS AGUILAR, Special Rapporteur on the Right of Persons with Disabilities
10:00-11:00 Conference Keynote Presentations Room I.
Ms. Victoria MANNING, Deaf Aotearoa, New Zealand  
Dr. Csilla BARTHA and Peter Zalan ROMANEK, Research Centre for Multilingualism, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
11.00-11.30 Coffee break (Poster viewing)
11.30-12.00 Bilingual Education Session Keynote Presentation Room I.
Dr. Krister SCHÖNSTRÖM, Department of Linguistics Stockholm University, Sweden
12.00-12.30 Sign Language in the Family – Session Keynote Presentation Room I.
Joni OYSERMAN, Signhands, the Netherlands
Mathilde DE GEUS, DGA Consultancy, the Netherlands
12.30-13.30 Bilingual Education Session 1. Room I.
12.30-12.50 Inclusion in Flanders: Sign Bilingual Classrooms in Mainstream Education
Marieke KUSTERS
Flemish Deaf Organizations in Belgium Fevlado, Ghent, Belgium
12.50-13.10 Enabling Education - A Brighter Future for Deaf Children in South Sudan
Johan WESEMANN, Sophia MOHAMMED, Ester IKERE
Light for the World, Juba, South Sudan
13.10-13.30 Sign Language, Inclusion and Democracy - An Uncomfortable Fit
David GIBSON
Deaf Services Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
12.30-13.30 Sign Language in the Family Session 1. Room II.
12.30-12.50 Introducting Flemish Sign Language in the Family with Deaf Babies/Toddlers
Kathleen VERCRUYSSE
Flemish Deaf Organizations in Belgium Fevlado, Ghent, Belgium
12.50-13.10 Language Choices in Deaf Infants: Advice for (Hearing) Parents
Christian RATHMANN1, Tom HUMPHRIES2, Donna Jo NAPOLI3, Carol PADDEN2, Poorna KUSHALNAGAR4, Gaurav MATHUR4, Scott SMITH5
1Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2UCSD, San Diego, USA
3Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, USA
4Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA
5RIT, Rochester, USA
13.10-13.30 Sign Language Learning in a Family Project for Hearing Families with a Deaf Child
Mika HAKKARAINEN1, Ritva TAKKINEN2
1The Service Foundation for the Deaf, Helsinki, Finland
2University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
13.30-14.30 Lunch break (Poster viewing)
14.30-18.00 Bilingual Education Session 2. Room I.
14.30-14.50 Bilingual Education in Inclusive Education
Jaana KESKI-LEVIJOKI, Aino LAIHO
Piispanlähde School, Kaarina, Finland
14.50-15.10 Bilingual Deaf Education to Make a Difference: Key to Turning the Current Shrinking Deaf Society Around
Yoko KAYA, Akira MORITA, Norie OKA
Meisei Gakuen School for the Deaf, Tokyo, Japan
15.10-15.30 Development of Scientific Bilingual Education – Based on What?
Camilla LINDAHL
Stockholm University, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Stockholm, Sweden
15.30-15.50 GESTU Sign Language Dictionary
Lydia FENKART
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
15.50-16.10 Enabling Pedagogy and Andragogy for the 21st Century Sign Language Users and Learners
Patty HERMANN-SHORES

HfH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
16.10-16.30 ‘Deaf Didactics’ – Why It Is Not Enough Just To Teach Bilingual
Ege KARAR, Klaudia GROTE
SignGes RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
16.30-16.50 An Education in Sign Language as a Human Right? An Analysis of the Legislative History and On-Going Interpretation of Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Joseph MURRAY1, Maartje DE MEULDER2, Delphine LE MARIE3
1Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA
2University of Namur, Namur, Belgium
3FEVALDO Flemish Deaf Association, Ghent, Belgium
17.00-17.15 Closing Summary
17.15-18.00 Question & Answers
14.30-18.00 Sign Language in the Family Session 2. Room II.
14.30-14.50 First Signs – Introducing NZ Families to NZSL and Deaf Culture
Bridget FERGUSON
Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
14.50-15.10 Doofgewoon.nl: A Website Full of Positive Information about Deafness and Sign Language for Families of Deaf Children
Merel VAN ZUILEN, Onno CRASBORN
Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
15.10-15.30 From Parental Option to Parental Obligation: Sign Language as a Birthright
Steven SURRENCY
University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
15.30-15.50 Why Do We Need Our Own Declaration at the UN Level?
Filip VERHELST
Castberggård, Hedensted, Denmark
15.50-16.10 Transmigration of Sign Language and Deaf Culture from the Deaf Community to the General Society
Russell ROSEN
City University of New York, New York, USA
16.10-16.30 Danish National Association of the Deaf and Its Political Process to Implement the CRPD
Jenny NILSSON
Danish Association of the Deaf, Copenhagen, Denmark
16.30-16.50 LEAD-K: The Political Process of Stopping Language Deprivation and Getting Deaf Kids Ready for Kindergarten with Language Equality
Roz ROSEN1, Sheri FARHANI2, Jay INNES3
1Rosen Global Services, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
2NorCal Community Center, Sacramento, California, USA
3Entrepreneurial Solutions International, Ocean View, Delaware, USA
17.00-17.15 Closing Summary
17.15-18.00 Question & Answers

November 10, 2017

09.00-17.30 Registration & Exhibition open
09.00-10.00 Panel Discussion: Our Rights, Our Votes Room I.
Facilitated by Ms. Roberta CORDANO, President, Gallaudet University, USA
10.00-10.30 Employment – Session Keynote Presentation Room I.
Mr. Bruno DRUCHEN, DeafSA, South Africa
10.30-11.00 Technology – Session Keynote Presentation Room II.
Dr. Antal KUTHY, E-Group, Hungary
11.00-11.30 Coffee break (Poster viewing)
11.30-13.15 Employment Session 1. Room I.
11.30-11.50 DESIGNS: Deaf Employment in Europe
Christian RATHMANN1, Jemina NAPIER2, Leeson LORRAINE3, Haaris SKEIH3
1Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
11.50-12.10 Saudi Deaf Employees in Labor Market
Hend ALSHOWAIER
WFD Interim Regional Secretariat for the Arab Region, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
12.10-12.30 Signs for Handshakes (S4H) – Come Together: Deaf Youth & Employers
Manuela HOFER, Bernd HOLZGETHAN, Monika HAIDER
Equalizent Ltd., Vienna, Austria
12.30-12.50 Knowing Deaf People Through Interpreters at Work: How Are Deaf People Perceived in the Workplace by Their Hearing Colleagues?
Jemina NAPIER1, Alys ALYS2, Rosemary ORAM2
1Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
12.50-13.10 Classic Television TIPK TV For Deaf And Hard of Hearing
Bojan MORD
Market TV, Ljubljana, Slovenia
11.30-13.15 Technology Session 1. Room II.
11.30-11.50 Modality Relativity in Technology Design
Ege KARAR, Svetlana MATIOUK
SignGes RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
11.50-12.10 SignAll - A Complex Prototype for Automatic Sign Language Translation
Dawn CROASMUN, Márton KAJTÁR, Dávid RETEK, Dávid PÁLHÁZI
SignAll, Budapest, Hungary
12.10-12.30 Empowering Social Media to Deaf People
Joel BARISH
DeafNation, Austin, Texas, USA
12.30-12.50 Supporting Higher Education Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Students on Transition Planning with Technology
Matjaž DEBEVC, Ines KOŽUH
University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
12.50-13.10 Communication Innovations: Deaf People as Aambassadors for Companies Aiming for Accessibility - Startups Pedius, IntendiMe and Veasyt
Gabriele SERPI
World Deaf Tech, Rome, Italy
13.15-14.30 Lunch break (Poster viewing)
14.30-17.30 Employment Session 2. Room I.
14.30-14.50 DeafMentoring: Peer Counseling for the Transition from School to Work-Life for Young Deaf People in Germany
Ege KARAR
SignGes RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
14.50-15.10 Deaf Empowerment and Communication Skills in Job Training for the Deaf in India: Pass or Fail?
Alim CHANDANI, Amanda FISH, Babloo KUMAR, Tushar VIRADIYA
Centum-GRO Initiative, New Delhi, India
15.10-15.30 Accessing the Labour Market: A Question of Challenging and Changing Biased Opinions
Cathrine MEJDAL
Danish Association of the Deaf, Copenhagen, Denmark
15.30-15.50 How to Inform Deaf People about their Rights in Employment? An Innovative Approach in Cultural Translation of Article 27 of the UNCRPD
Delphine LE MAIRE
Flemish Deaf Organizations in Belgium Fevlado, Ghent, Belgium
15.50-16.10 Deaf Employees’ Everyday Lived Experiences at Work
Mette SOMMER LINDSAY
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
16.30-16.45 Closing Summary
16.45-17.30 Question & Answers
14.30-17.30 Technology Session 2. Room II.
14.30-14.50 Access to Captioning
Ruth WARICK
International Federation of Hard of Hearing People, Vancouver, Canada
14.50-15.10 ICTs for Inclusion: Innovative Concepts in Uganda
Simon EROKU, Joseph MBULAMWANA
Uganda National Association of the Deaf, Kampala, Uganda
15.10-15.30 Accessibilty for the Deaf in Information and Communication Technology
Kenneth GOULSTON1, Michael ELLIS2
1Sprint, FT. Myers, USA
2Sprint, Denver, USA
15.30-15.50 TeckenPOP – revolutionizes the appearance of sign language interpretation on webTV
Mindy DRAPSA
Dramaski, Stockholm, Sweden
15.50-16.10 Moscow for the Deaf
Vladimir BAZOEV
Moscow Society of the Deaf, Moscow, Russia
16.30-16.45 Closing Summary
16.45-17.30 Question & Answers
17.30-18.00 Closing Ceremony Room I.
19.00-24.00 Gala Dinner at Castle Garden Bazaar (optional, not included in registration fee)

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Sign Language in Deaf Education Career in Chad
Yves BEOSSO
Deaf Primary School N djamena Chad, N djamena, Chad

Early Language Acquisition of Deaf Children - Oral Approach in Front of Sign Language
Shirley PINTO
Tel Aviv, Israel

Pioneering a Bilingual Signing Program: A Model for Deaf Education Programs in Developing Countries
Richard GEARY
Deaf Reach Schools, Karachi, Pakistan

Information Technologies of Moscow City Organization (MCO) Russian Society of the Deaf (RSD)
Marina AVRINA
Moscow State University of Education, Moscow, Russia

Inclusive Employment of Deaf People: Strategies, Challenges and Advantages. A Practical Example
Nadine DLOUHY
Equalizent Ltd., Vienna, Austria

Deaf People in the World of Crimes
Galina GAVRILOVA
Moscow State Social University, Moscow, Russia

Museum Tour with a Deaf Child
Liudmila ZHADAN
Moscow Museum "Garage", Moscow, Russia

Product Design for the Safety and Autonomy of the Deaf, Visually Impaired
Hassen CHAIEB
Jenile International, Paris, France

The Human Rights to an Education that Facilitates Academic and Social Development of Deaf People in Puerto Rico
Krystal CALERO-ASENCIO, Yarett PINEIRO
Instituto LEA, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Are CI Deaf Children?
Bojan MORD
Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Mobile Application International Signs
Bojan MORD
Creative Studio, Ljubljana, Slovenia

An Academic Project in the Information Technology Field for Language Learning and Web Systems Development
Joaquim Amado DA SILVA JÚNIOR
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

How to Influence Government's Decision Making? The Role of Public Appointment – Making Your Voices Counts
Asif IQBAL
London, United Kingdom

Deaf Service Foundation Junior Program in Sign Language Teachers
Mika HAKKARAINEN, Maritta TARVONEN-JARVA
Kuurojen Palvelusäätiö sr/Juniori-ohjelma, Helsinki, Finland

Deaf Migrants and Refugees: Two Times Foreigners. Inclusion through Sign Language
Enrico DOLZA, Laura CAPORALI
Istituto dei Sordi di Torino - Turin Institution for the Deaf, Torino, Italy

Fàilte to British Sign Language in Scotland: Embedding Sign Language in the Scottish Landscape
Frankie MCLEAN
Deaf Action on behalf of Scottish Government, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Sign Language Transmission in The Family: Prospects of Indian Sign Language
Sachin SINGH
Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre, Delhi, India

Discrimination against Hearing Impaired in the Labour Relations
Jana HAVLOVÁ
Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

A Study on Contents Construction and Components Presentation of Web-Based Korean Sign Language Dictionary
Byeongcheon YOON1, Inkyung KOH1, Seona SHIN1, Heekyung CHO1, Myeonghee YOO1, Boseok KIM1, Seongheon KIM2
1Nazarene University, Seoul, South Korea
2IMT Soft, Seoul, South Korea

Bilingual and Bicultural Deaf History Education
Mark ZAUROV
Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Two Individual Experiences of Bimodal Bilingual Language Acquisition and Use
Ritva TAKKINEN
University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

LEAD-K: The Need for System Change to Ensure Kindergarten-Readiness for Deaf Children
Jay INNES1, Roz ROSEN2, Sheri FARHANI3
1Entrepreneurial Solutions International, Ocean View, Delaware, USA
2Rosen Global Services, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
3NorCal Community Center, Sacramento, California, USA

Promoting Positive Mental Health and Well-Being in a Bilingual Education
Catherine DREW
Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children, London, United Kingdom

Practice of Bilingual Teaching in a Deaf Family
Anna ZHADAN
Moscow State Linquistic University, Moscow, Russia

 

U-Touch 2: Focus Group Study on Software Designed to Teach Prepositions
Paul GOLDING
University of Technology, Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

Today's Science Is Tomorrow's Technology
Laszlo LOVASZY
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Bilingual Education – The Foundation for All Round Development of the Deaf
Dilip DESHMUKH
Deaf Foundation, Ichalkaranji, India

Ishzz781
Ish JAIN
Deaf Foundation, Delhi, India

Bilingual Education in Portugal: Building a Path for Deaf Empowerment
Isabel CORREIA
Aldahablarcom, Coimbra, Portugal

Implementing the CRPD through National Legislation
Michael STEIN
Deaf Legal Advocacy Worldwide, Washington DC, USA

Sign Language as L1 Imperative – Insights from Croatia
Dorijana KAVČIĆ, Nives GOTOVAC
Association of Deaf and Hard of Hearing of the city of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Signing Moocs and European Deaf E-University: Multimodal and International Communication
Siglinde PAPE
University of Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Mapping of the Emerging Signal Languages and Isolated Communities Found in Brazil
Diná SILVA
State University of Ceará Brazil, Fortaleza Ce, Brazil

Actualizing Deaf Children's Human Rights to Language through the Law
Tawny HOLMES
National Association of the Deaf, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

Communication Accessibility - Up to Date Technological Devices
Niklas CASSEL
NWise AB, Uppsala, Sweden

Challenges of on Employment, Deaf Working in Labour Market in Kenya
Monicah TENAI
Golden Hearts Inclusive Centre, Kenya

Deaf and Hearing Context: Linguistic Challenges
Bienvenu MVUEZOLO
CEPROCOM Afrique, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Communication and Information Access for Deaf People in the Field Of Development
Sarah HOUGE
Mill Neck International Program, New York, USA

Improving Sign Language proficiency as an opportunity for inclusion
Tomáš Sklenák, Alexandr Zvonek
Masaryk University, Support Centre for Students with Special Needs, Brno, Czech Republic