Over the years, CSC has gained knowledge and experience in shooting video of ASL signers. One of the biggest issues we deal with when filming someone are the shadows they cast while signing. It can be distracting and looks unsightly, with shadows falling across the face or the other hand and limiting the viewer’s ability to understand the message clearly. …

Lighting Techniques for Filming ASL Read the full article

On Sunday April 29, 2019 we hosted another fun Ohana Time event at the CSC. This time, we brought in some of our amazing Read to Your Deaf Keiki Instructors. We had one family and one professional join, and it was absolutely AMAZING! We began our evening with snacks and socializing then jumped in to the fun. First, Galinda demonstrated …

May Ohana Time Read the full article

Laughter and conversation fill the CSC offices every Thursday as the senior citizens in the Kupuna Klub gather to enjoy each other’s company. The time they spend together include diverse activities such as workshops, exercising, movies, games, field trips, visiting friends in care home facilities and arts & crafts along with light snacks. The latter of these activities, arts & …

Laughter abounds as Deaf seniors participate in Kupuna Krafts Read the full article

On Saturday April 13, 2019 I had the pleasure of attending the 33rd Annual SPIN Conference. The mission of SPIN (Special Parent Information Network) is to provide parents and caregivers of children with disabilities (and the professionals who serve them) with timely and useful information about the special education process, parenting a child with special needs, specific disabilities, special events …

A Special Parent Information Network Indeed!!!! Read the full article

Aloha! from Comprehensive Service Center for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind (CSC)! My name is Kon Davis and I am one of the CSC staff who participated in CSC Digital Content Compliance Accessibility training conducted by Tom Conway on February 20th, 2019. As a DeafBlind employee, this training was full of wonderful, beneficial information about accessibility through media. …

How the CSC makes its media accessible Read the full article

On Sunday April 29, 2019 we hosted another fun Ohana Time event at the CSC. This time, we brought in some of our amazing Deaf Mentors and Read to Your Keiki Instructors. We had one family and one professional join, and it was absolutely amazing. We began our evening with snacks and socializing then jumped in to the fun. First, …

Deaf Mentors and RTYDK Instructors visit Ohana Time Read the full article

Did you know that there is an online resource available for families who want to learn American Sign Language (ASL)? Through a partnership between the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) and the Signing Time Foundation, Sign It! is free for families who have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) and is three or …

Sign It! Resource Available for Families of Young Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Read the full article

On March 29, 2019 the CSC was invited to teach ASL to a group of seniors at Meheula Vista in Mililani to show residents how to greet and interact with a new deaf resident, Laura. Kupuna Klub president Kimyo and other members Tomi and Harriet, joined instructors Linda and Jeff Lambrecht in sharing their language and culture with residents. Laura …

Kupuna Community Outreach teaches ASL to seniors at Meheula Vista in Mililani Read the full article

This month, the CSC started a new project that focuses on our keiki age birth to five. We hosted two Ohana Time events. The purpose of these events is for our young keiki and their families to learn through play. Play is essential, vital, critical, and fundamental to a keiki’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development (Butler, “Learning Through Play”). …

Ohana Time – Events for your keiki Read the full article

On February 4, 2019, the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) made this announcement regarding their new Deaf-Blind Specialist: Additional funding has been received from the federal government which was earmarked for the expansion of HKNC’s ability to address the gaps in services and strengthen options for the provision of services to individuals at the local level. Ten deaf-blind specialist (DBS) …

HKNC joins the CSC! Read the interview of the new HKNC Deaf-Blind Specialist, Leah Neumann Read the full article