Seminole Ridge High School is extremely aware of the needs of its hearing impaired students. For this reason, the students in American Sign Language (ASL) class 3 and 4 came up with the idea of interpreting the TV morning announcements as a way to bring deaf awareness to the high school.
The project was initiated because many students not taking ASL classes were not aware that a deaf teacher was teaching at Seminole Ridge High. Mr. Earle Wright, TV production teacher, was very enthusiastic about the idea and included a box on the bottom right-hand side of the screen with a student interpreting the announcements.
The main goal of the project is to have every TV morning announcement interpreted by a student and inspire other schools to do the same. “Another reason why this project was developed was to give ASL students firsthand experience at interpreting. Palm Beach County is in dire need of interpreters for the deaf,” said Ms. Rose Adams, ASL teacher.
For more information contact Rose Adams at (561) 466-2600 or by email at email@example.com.