#deaftravel: Deaf Tourism in Bali (film & FAQ)

#deaftravel: Deaf Tourism in Bali is an ethnographic film that explores the experiences of deaf tourists who visited Bali as solo travelers, in pairs, or in groups, in the summer of 2018. The tourists originated from Europe, the USA, and India. They joined tours guided by two deaf tour guides, Wahyu and Gio, whose quite different […]


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Deaf mobility and immobility: Who travels and where?

Annelies Kusters, Amandine le Maire, Erin Moriarty (11 May 2021) Note: this video was produced for the course “International Connections and International Sign Among Deaf people”, developed by OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University and Gallaudet University. The term “mobility” signals a movement in a physical space which can be on a small scale as simply walking from one […]


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Calibrating deaf cosmopolitanism [without videos]

Note 1: this blog is based on a longer article: “Deaf cosmopolitanism: Calibrating as a moral process – International Journal of Multilingualism” open access here: LINKNote 2: In another version of this same text linked here, a vlog in IS is included and the quotes referred below are included in the form of videos. All videos […]


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Calibrating deaf cosmopolitanism

Erin Moriarty and Annelies Kusters, 28 February 2021 Note 1: this video was produced for the course “International Connections and International Sign Among Deaf people”, developed by OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University and Gallaudet University”.Note 2: this blog is based on a longer article: “Deaf cosmopolitanism: Calibrating as a moral process – International Journal of […]


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Deaf migration London (webinar video + PPT)

This is the video from a webinar organised on 18 August 2020, with a presentation by MobileDeaf researchers Steven Emery and Sanchayeeta Iyer, followed by a panel discussion with deaf people who had moved to London from Czech Republic, India, Somalia and Sierra Leone. The webinar was organised in British Sign Language, interpreted into International […]


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webinar info

DEAF MIGRATION LONDON ZOOM WEBINAR: Tuesday 18 August 2020, 3-5 pm GMT Research presentation by Steve Emery and Sanchayeeta Iyer       (with photos and film clips) Interactive discussion, Q&A  Language: British Sign Language with interpretation to spoken English and International Sign  You need a password to log in to this session. Register and you will be sent the password. REGISTRATION […]


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“Mingling”: Learning International Sign via immersion versus learning it in class 

Annelies Kusters, 24 February 2020 People often say that International Sign (IS) is something that you only can learn by “mingling” with people from other countries. In other words, you learn it by doing it. Since IS does not have a fixed lexicon, signers learn IS by meeting other signers in international contexts. This includes […]


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MobileDeaf at the halfway stage! What the team has been up to: fun facts and updates

By: MobileDeaf team, 9 October 2019 We are now half-way through the 5-year MobileDeaf project, which started 2.5 years ago in April 2017. That means it’s time for an update to outline what we have done until now! We’ll start with some fun facts! ·     In total, we have interviewed 185 people ·     We have written 880 […]


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