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Attention Getting/Negotiating a Signing Environment
Transcript of Attention Getting/Negotiating a Signing Environment
Attention Getting/Managing the Signing Environment
Get the attention of someone near you.
*TAP lightly on the shoulder or back.
*WAVE your hand UP/DOWN keeping appropriate distance,
directly in their face.
Pounding on a wooden surface such as a desk or floor is appropriate; it gives off the best
What were some inappropriate techniques used?
What techniques are acceptable?
Either ADJUST your position OR ask the person to move by PRESSING their shoulder in the direction that clears your view.
Watch How it's Done
Flash the Lights
Sometimes someone is blocking your view.
What do you do?
Now watch this short video and determine what other ways are used to get the attention of a Deaf person
This is usually used to get the attention of a GROUP
You can always use an INTERMEDIARY to TAP or WAVE to the person you need to move or get attention from.
When managing the signing environment
WHEN GOING THROUGH 2 PEOPLE SIGNING SAY "EXCUSE-ME", THEN GO ON THROUGH.
Waving appropriately near a person's face is O.k.
Tapping a person's shoulder, back or knee is appropriate
Pounding the floor or table is fine.
Wooden surfaces work best.
Throwing objects at another person is NEVER apropriate
Waving close to another person's face is NOT ok
Flashing the lights is a good strategy
What did you notice?
MANAGING THE SIGNING ENVIRONMENT