‘That’s how I see it!’
Did you know that blind people do not see black? Why you should never smile at a guide dog? How a blind athlete crosses the finishing-line? Or that a smart phone is a mini-revolution for many blind people? Of course, most sighted people have never thought about these things, because they have limited contact with blind and visually-impaired people in the course of daily life. This workshop provides school-children with an understanding of the daily life of the blind. It is a particular challenge for young people to experience complete darkness and to meet with blind people; exactly for this reason, we believe that it is very important to give them the best possible preparation. The ‘That’s how I see it!’ educational workshop lasts for about 45 minutes and adds further insight to the exhibition.
Blind experts transfer their knowledge and experience about the challenges and the potential of their daily lives.
The workshop can also be presented before the exhibition as well as directly following it. Key areas of focus are:
- Discussions with blind people about the issue of blindness
- The development of positive awareness about the issue of difference
In this 45 minute workshop, children and young people gain an understanding about what it means not to hear, what kind of obstacles deaf people face and how they can be overcome, as well as an insight into the diversity of non-verbal communication. Children learn that equal treatment for all is an important value and an essential part of a healthy social system. By getting to know sign-language and trying it out, children can have a playful look at what’s really important in life and experience the enriching diversity of ‘otherness’.
Our deaf staff-members from Dialogue in Silence are happy to teach the basics and the background of sign-language, as well as introducing them to life within the deaf community.
The world of Silence:
What’s daily life like for deaf people? Streets without noise? Dancing without music? Speaking without sound or tone? Partying without singing? Or, is all of that also possible for deaf people, only differently?
- Historical background: How has the deaf community developed until the present day? The road from the first deaf-school to the recognition of sign-language.
- Sign-language: A language on the way to full acceptance. Which parts of the body are used and how is sign-language developed?
- Examples of sentence construction, accents and slang.
- No language without culture: What do we mean when we talk about the culture of deaf people? Interesting cultural examples and films about sign-language poetry, and music.
- Die Welt der Stille: Wie sieht der Alltag für gehörlose Menschen aus? Das Alltagsleben, Probleme und Teilhabemöglichkeiten
- Historisches: Wie hat sich die Gehörlosengemeinschaft bis heute entwickelt? Von der 1. Gehörlosenschule bis zur Anerkennung der Deutschen Gebärdensprache
- Gebärdensprache: Eine Sprache auf dem Weg in die öffentliche Wahrnehmung. Welche Körperteile braucht man und wie ist Deutsche Gebärdensprache aufgebaut? Satzbeispiele, Dialekte, Redewendungen
- Keine Sprache ohne Kultur: Was ist mit Gehörlosenkultur gemeint? Sehenswerte Kulturbeispiele, Filme zu Gebärdensprachpoesie und –musik