WOU Instructors Play Major Role in Expansion of Protactile Language

Three women using protactile language as another looks on

Western Oregon University’s DeafBlind Interpreting National Training & Resource Center was recently awarded a five-year, $2.1 million grant for interpreter training. OPB’s Think Out Loud filmed a show about the grant and Protactile in November, which ran Jan. 5. DBI’s lead educator, Jelica Nuccio, is a DeafBlind leader in the Protactile movement and is among those featured in the radio show and companion video.
“So often, stories about Deaf and DeafBlind folks miss the point, make cringe-inducing errors and just plain get it wrong,” said CM Hall, co-director of the DeafBlind Interpreting National Training and Resource Center. “DBI was impressed with the care and intentionality the OPB team took to get it right.”

Read the article on the OPB website.

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