34th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Captioned Media: Responsibility, Policies, & Strategies, Tia Ivanko & Lauren Kinast; March 4, 2019

Presentation Summary: Captioned media has become a topic of focus for postsecondary institutions due to the increased technology demands including archived lecture videos, pre-recorded lectures for online courses, and online media content used in the classroom. This poster presentation will provide a framework for institutions to approach the increasing demands for captioned media, including models of captioning and strategies to streamline the process.


Community Conversations: Mobilizing Local Communities to Make Change Happen, Carrie Lou Garberoglio & Diego Guerra; March 5, 2019

Presentation Summary:  This presentation is an overview of the NDC community model, Engage for Change | local, and the key ideas and solutions that have emerged in conversations across the nation. The National Deaf Center (NDC) believes that the path to improved outcomes includes actively involving the communities surrounding deaf youth. To achieve this goal, NDC has a framework for community networks to leverage social capital available at the local level, starting with community conversations. This model invites community members into the process of identifying critical needs and potential solutions, thus increasing buy-in and the chance for successful impact on improved postsecondary outcomes.


Disability Service Professional’s Guide to Deaf Services: Evidence, Strategies, and Tools for Implementation, Tia Ivanko & Lauren Kinast; March 5, 2019

Presentation Summary:  This presentation will introduce a series of resources, “a toolkit”, for disability service providers to draw from as they navigate accommodations and auxiliary services for deaf students. Presenters will guide participants through standard practices and offer a framework for both novice and experienced providers can add to professional repertoire.


Presenters


Carrie Lou Garberoglio, PhD

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Dr. Carrie Lou Garberoglio is an educational researcher and evaluator. Her research examines deaf individuals’ psychological processes in a variety of contexts: teaching, language learning, computer-mediated communication, and transition from secondary to postsecondary settings. Carrie Lou has authored over 17 scholarly publications, two books, and numerous technical and evaluation reports. As a part of her goal to increase research rigor in work that involves deaf communities, Carrie Lou is the co-editor of Research in Deaf Education: Contexts, Challenges, Considerations, published by Oxford University Press in 2017. She also teaches research methods and statistics coursework at the University of Northern Colorado. As a deaf person who was raised in the deaf community, Carrie Lou is committed to increasing the accessibility of research for deaf audiences, using ASL in video formats to translate and disseminate complex academic content. Carrie Lou holds two master’s degrees, the first in Deaf Education and Deaf Studies from Lamar University, and the second in Program Evaluation from the University of Texas at Austin. She obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Diego Guerra

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Diego Guerra is passionate about community engagement. As the coordinator, Diego is responsible for Engage for Change | local, a community model that brings people together to promote stronger networks within local communities, which leads to quality access, services and resources for deaf individuals. Diego holds a bachelor’s degree in history from The University of Texas at Austin.

Tia Ivanko

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Tia Ivanko works to promote conditions for optimal success for deaf students by providing information, gathering evidence based resources, and developing training, and providing consultation and support to inquiring stakeholders.  Tia brings over 15 years of professional experience and a comprehensive range of expertise related to education and communication access for deaf individuals; She also has experience evaluating, implementing, and overseeing accommodations and access services. Tia is also a nationally certified interpreter, knowledgeable of technical, ethical, and professional practices within the interpreting field. She holds a master’s degree in Deaf Education from Western Maryland College and a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College.

Lauren "Lore" Kinast

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Lauren “Lore” Kinast previously worked at public state universities and community colleges coordinating interpreting, captioning, and accommodations for deaf students to access their education.  Along with the 15+ years of experience coordinating services, she has served on several advisory committees or as a board member for various organizations supporting the provision of access and services for deaf individuals.  Prior to working in the postsecondary education sector, she worked as an employment development specialist for deaf individuals providing job coaching, employment skills training, and awareness and consultation to employers.  Lauren received her master’s degree from California State University, Northridge in Educational Administration and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree at Texas Tech University in Higher Education Leadership with an emphasis on serving deaf students.