Sunday, August 12, 2007

Welcome to our Deaf Bilingual Coalition Temporary Website

(8/9/07)

Hello everyone,

This is a temporary website to keep you currently posted about the progress made by the Deaf Bilingual Coalition (DBC).


Please feel free to ask us questions as we are now working on developing organizational system, resources and materials, mission statement and more.

This is just revised as of August 12, 2007

Mission (draft):

The Deaf Bilingual Coalition promotes the basic human right of all deaf infants and young children to have access to language and cognitive development through American Sign Language (ASL).


Purpose (draft):


The main purpose of the Deaf Bilingual Coalition is to emphasize the importance of the social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive aspects of ASL pertaining to early visual language acquisition for all deaf infants and young children. The secondary purpose is to make the general public aware of the prevalence of misconceptions and misinformation that devalues ASL.


Goals (draft):


DBC is a community of deaf and hearing people whose goals are to promote language acquisition, social justice, and quality education through the awareness of ASL and its excellence in cultivating the critical intellect of deaf infants and young deaf children. The Deaf Bilingual Coalition will work to inform parents of deaf children, guardians, teachers of the deaf, doctors, audiologists, government officials, businesses, and other organizations on the importance of ASL in early language acquisition for all deaf infants and young deaf children. DBC will work to spread awareness of the research that shows that ASL does make significant contribution to the development of literacy skills in both languages, ASL and English. And lastly, DBC will work in collaboration with others to promote the respect and understanding of ASL.




4 comments:

RLM said...

Great temporary website. Keep up the good work, DBC!

DBC really need $$$ for the start-up money to activate the existence of organization. :)

Robert L. Mason (RLM),
ardent DBC supporter

Hedy said...

i support DBC! I have a deaf baby girl. It is her future!

David said...

Good! I like the draft of mission statement and goals. Keep going. It looks positive!

Deafchip

Deaf Socrate'sTrail said...

Very subtle! Good start with good webside. I am sure this one will be very good information soon.