If you would like to help preserve part of the life story of a Deaf friend or family member, please bring that friend or family member to our booth tomorrow at Unity Day in San Diego. We will have a professional film maker on hand with high quality equipment and you can interview your friend/family member on camera. Here are some sample questions to get the ideas flowing: https://storycorps.org/great-questions/ There are several 15 minute slots available. Let us know if you would like one of the slots for your friend/family member. #deafstory
SIGN UP in advance or just come by the booth.
News: For many years I have had a Polycom videophone sitting on my desk that I used to communicate with staff members and Deaf clientele. Unfortunately, a few years ago, the VRS providers made it DIFFICULT for me to use this device to contact Deaf Clients directly on their videophones. They made it more complicated/difficult to use IP Addresses and started using Phone Numbers exclusively. My videophone relies on IP addresses only!
I now have a COMPUTER solution that can employ the Phone Numbers and we can contact our Deaf clients directly. In turn, if you have a videophone provided by a VRS provider you can now call us directly on our VP! That new VP number is 858-333-5073. You may also leave a message at that number if we are not available to answer.
Everyone’s life story matters and on Saturday September 26, 2015, from 9am-4pm NIS will be RECORDING DEAF STORIES at UNITY DAY in San Diego. (Lincoln High School)
Now is the time to reserve a spot for yourself or a Deaf friend or family member whose story you wish to archive! Those who participate will be given a digital copy of their interview, (recorded by a professional video production company) to use and archive as you/they wish along with a commemorative hoodie.
To sign up, visit www.networkinterpretingservice.com/deafstory-sign-up. Use the form on the page to tell us which 15 minute slot you prefer and your shirt (hoodie) size. Those who sign up after September 19th will miss out on the hoodie so sign up today!
How it works:
You do NOT need to come with a particular story in mind because a friend, family member, or one of us, will ASK YOU QUESTIONS to elicit a slice of your life story. If you would like us or your family member to ask you particular questions, then you can certainly suggest some in advance.
Here are a list of great questions found on storycorps.org that anyone can borrow.
If you have any questions please email us with the hashtag #deafstory in the subject line and we will be happy to answer. You may also leave your question/comment below on this blog.
See you at Unity Day on September 26th!