3rd India Deaf Expo 2012 : A Conference on Innovative Technologies, Sign Language Awareness and Education for the prosperity of the Deaf
December 29 & 30, 2012   9:00 AM to 8:00 PM    Birla Matushri Sabhagar, Marine Lines, Mumbai

Main Sessions Topics of the Conference

Welcome! In this conference, we are focused on the main topics as listed below with the goal of helping and improving the Deaf people in India.

Professionals, teachers, educators, social workers, pyschologists, linguists etc. are welcome to attend and share their valuable knowledge with the Delegates of the Conference and work with all of us in development of the Deaf.

If you want to apply for your time-slot in the sessions, please submit your abstract papers to Mr. Vicky Shah, Convenor - Sessions at sessions@deafexpo2012.org before the deadline date of 1st October 2012.

Main Theme of the Sessions

The following themes are tentative and is subject to further changes / enhancements.

Deaf Education

Welcome to the Session. The topic contained here mainly revolves around the theme Education of the Deaf, ranging from kindergarten level to studying at University level. For example, NGOs- there are several small groups of theirs, who teach many deaf students to read, write and help them learn. Each one of them have their own experiences with the Deaf as to how one may teach a Deaf candidate, how the Deaf express themselves and how they can sign in their own ways. Some of you might even have researched on the topic and may have seen something for yourselves. In either case, you all can share your experiences and views at the following mail id- sessions@deafexpo2012.org

Deaf History

The lecture topic discussed here is ‘Deaf History’. It mainly includes the following topics-

  1. How has the no. of Deaf in Deaf Associations, Deaf Clubs and Deaf schools increased over the period of time.
  2. The changes that the Deaf community has undergone, since its days of yore.
  3. Lecture by people of older generation as to in what aspects the youth has changed and varies from their (the elderly) kin OR those who may have researched and found how does the newer generation differ from the older one, can come to give lecture.
  4. Experiences of the women about the changes observed by them in the older and newer generations of the societies. If you have those experiences, you are welcome to give lecture.

Sign Language

Hello everyone. The topic being discussed here will be Sign Language. Some of the topics that may be covered in this session are as follows-

  1. How does a baby learn sign language?
  2. How some children after growing to a certain age learn through sign language?
  3. Why and how has the face of Sign language changed from the olden times to modern times?
  4. How has the social life of the deaf people around the world and in India changed?
  5. How can the law for Sign language be brought to book?
  6. How can deaf people learn faster through sign language and what is the link that Sign Language provides its users to enhance their Eye-Brain co-ordination?

All those are interested in giving a lecture on any of the above topics or any other topics related to Sign language are welcome and can mail us at- sessions@deafexpo2012.org

Technology

The topic, in discussion, here is TECHNOLOGY FOR THE DEAF. What does technology mean- A mobile or a latest gadget? No. The Deaf keep going to places, what if something grave happens? Well, technology can help the Deaf. If a person is pursuing Deaf Education and is away from his family, how would he communicate with his family? Well, answer is through video calls; this again means involvement of technology- to help the Deaf make their life independent and that way, they wont have to depend on anyone! If you have seen any such proof with your own eyes or may have found something through research, you are welcome to share the same. Moreover, if you have such modern gadgets and wish to put them on display, you can contact the Exhibition Convener and put up a stall and help the Deaf to make their lives better. Come one, come all.

Women Rights & Development

Hi, the topic being discussed here is Deaf Womens Development and Rights. Do you know that women throughout the world are oppressed and have no powers, whatsoever? This problem doesnt just show its face in India, but in the entire world. Instead of forcing them, they must be given independence, power, respect, a law for their own rights. If your research has found anything that might help women gain a sense of identity and freedom or if you have ever been an eye witness to any such incident, then you are welcome to share your views, experiences and research studies at the following email id- sessions@deafexpo2012.org

Abstract Submission

Your abstract is important for us and outstanding presentations will ensure the success of the conference. We encourage as many submissions as possible. A team of peers will review the abstracts to select you. So send us your most interesting work, innovative ideas and helpful information that you intend to share with the Deaf Community. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Deadline for Abstract

The last date for submission of abstract is 1st October 2012. You will receive confirmation of abstract acceptance through your email.

Rules for Abstract

  1. All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  2. Must be less than 500 words. Longer abstracts will be rejected.
  3. Authors who submit an abstract should confirm that they have not previously published their findings.
  4. Mention the co-author in the abstract if he/she is involved in paper presentation.
  5. Anyone may submit an abstract. Abstract submitters range from students to professionals, Deaf or hearing. We wil provide interpreters for the hearing speakers.
  6. You can submit more than one abstracts for different topics. However, only one abstract will be selected.
  7. Abstract submitters should ensure that their abstracts provide sufficient detail so that reviewers will be able to fully evaluate the authors work, research design, data analysis and results.
  8. Authors must provide their full name, address, passport-sized photos and contact details.