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Nonverbal Films: Guidelines for Their Utilization with Deaf Learners

This article was written in 1980 by Salvatore J. Parlato, Jr., former National Coordinator of the BEH/CEASD Captioned Educational Films Selection Program located at the Rochester School for the Deaf, for the Symposium on Research and Utilization of Education Media for Teaching the Deaf. For many years an annual media symposium was held at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. This paper discusses the transition of Hollywood and educational films from "audio-visual" to "verbal-visual," meaning that where words were once only supplements to a film, they now dominate. Covers some of the factors taken into consideration when analyzing nonverbal films for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing, such as subject matter, grade level, and production technique. Includes references, a bibliography, and two charts.

Tags: history, manuals-and-guidelines, captioning

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