Spatial Structuring and Depiction in “Why We Need Universal Design”

Developed by Shanna Grossinger

Time Required for Activity:  30 mins

Competencies Address: 

  • Spatial structuring
  • Depiction

Aim:

To practice spatial structuring and depiction in ASL.

Objective(s):

Learners will:

  • structure space accurately
  • accurately depict an encounter between two people.

Identify the use of space and depiction examples from

Why We Need Universal Design

In this TEDxBoulder Talk, Michael Nesmith shares his solutions around disability through Universal Design.

Step One: Practicing Depiction – First Scene

In this first step, read the transcript of the English interpretation for a section in which an awkward encounter is depicted.  Read the entire transcript and record yourself re-telling this information in ASL. Think about how to use space to help set the scene. Record yourself re-telling the information in ASL.

View the Transcript. (Displays in a pop-up window.)

Step Two: Assess Your Work

Now that you have attempted to describe this scene in ASL, watch Michael Nesmith’s original telling. Compare and contrast his talk with your own re-telling of the information.

Play the excerpt of the source video. (The video will display in a pop-up window.)

Step Three: Practicing Depiction – Second Scene

In this third step, read the transcript of the English interpretation for a section in which an awkward encounter is depicted in more detail.  Read the entire transcript and think about how to use space to help set the scene. Record yourself re-telling this information in ASL. 

View the Transcript. (Displays in a pop-up window.)

Step Four: Assess Your Work

Now that you have attempted to describe the more detailed scene in ASL, watch Michael Nesmith’s original telling. Compare and contrast his talk with your own re-telling of the information.

Play the excerpt of the source video. (The video will display in a pop-up window.)

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