Online Learning Tools & Information

The Professional Learning Department offers online learning tools and information as a resource to deaf-blind individuals and the people who work with them.

Our online learning tools include:

Signs of Technology: An ASL Resource

This resource is a self-directed reference guide of signs used to describe technology. Explore the full series of videos, which are organized by category and alphabetically, and are presented in American Sign Language, voice, text and with text transcripts of how to produce the signs.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SIGNS OF TECHNOLOGY: AN ASL RESOURCE

Technology Assessment Video Series

This five-part instructional video series focuses on providing training and support to technology trainers who are working with people who are deaf-blind in an assessment or training situation. This project is in direct response to a critical need in the field of deaf-blindness for technology trainers who understand how to effectively assess and train individuals who are deaf-blind.

Topics covered in this fully accessible video series include:

  • Preparing for the Technology Assessment
  • The Interview 
  • The Assessment
  • Writing the Report
  • Using a Technology Support Service Provider
VIEW THE TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT VIDEO SERIES

Communications Technology for People who are Deaf-Blind 

This video provides an overview of options for accessing communications technology for people who are deaf-blind. This video has been designed to be accessible to as many people as possible. We have created two versions: one has closed captioning and descriptive visual information, and the other includes a sign language interpreter.

Touch Signals: An Overview of Touch Signals

Video & Transcript

Ashley Benton

Overview of Touch Signals

Ashley Benton, MSW, is a deaf-blind services specialist with the North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. In this video, Ashley shares an overview of touch signals.

Go to Ashley's Video.

Touch Signals: A Personal Perspective

Video & Transcript

Ashley Benton, Experience with Touch Signals

Touch Signals: A Personal Perspective

Ashley Benton, MSW, is a deaf-blind services specialist with the North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. In this video, Ashley shares her personal perspective on the use of touch signals.

Go to the Ashley's Video on her experience.

Touch Signals: Maricar's Brief Overview

Video & Transcript

Maricar's Brief Overview on Touch Signal Terminology and Signs

Touch Signals Terminology & Signs

Brief Overview of Touch Signals Terminology & Signs

Go to Maricar's Video.

Human Guide Techniques

Video & Transcript

Human Guide Techniques

Human Guide Techniques

Working with Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind: A Course for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Other Professionals

Go to the Human Guide Techniques Video.

For additional information, contact PLD@hknc.org.