Multimedia Arts and the Deaf - DLS CSB's Legacy

Multimedia Arts and the Deaf - DLS CSB's Legacy

Manila : Philippines | Aug 30, 2010 at 8:11 PM PDT
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DLS - CSB Multimedia Arts by Deaf Mute

Two Sundays ago, I was with my friend Edwin in MOA. It was the same day I saw the cute little puppy who wore a very long trail of ruffled tulle in fuchsia.

We passed along the South Wing near the Science Discovery Center and went upstairs. I was curious to see the mounds of boxes toppled against each other. When i got nearer, i observed that the place was covered in silence for all i knew, everyone of them only spoke the SIGN LANGUAGE. And what had gotten me was the idea that they are from De La Salle - College of St. Benilde's School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies where opportunities where broaden for our deaf mute brothers and sisters. Most of the exhibitors were taking up Multimedia Arts and they have mastered their field. The students creative juices were put to use as they came up with their own idea dealing with entrepreneurship and marketing skills.

DLS - CSB deaf students can also take IT courses. You can visit their site here.

I remember my HS days when I used to teach deaf mute pupils in Jagna Central Elementary School. I was third year highschool when I joined the Catechism group Junior Catechists and sustained my membership until my senior years.

I was assigned to grade five pupils back then. I taught them basic prayers and basic Catholic teachings. It was a good thing I was not obliged to do it in sign language because the teacher does it for me.

It was a joyful experience because you tend to realize that they are still special and they have their talents to show too.

I learned to use the alphabet though and some of the basic and common signs used.

Another instance about them was in Glorietta 5, in a Bench store, I saw an attendant whose very diligent with his job. he was good looking and caught my stare but then, I was astounded when his peer tried to communicate with him in signs. I was like..oh oh...but then it was lifted up when i realized that they are still normal, they only lack the element of communication in a conventional way.

Before, there was a movie entitled BABEL where the plot was connected by the major idea in the film which was about the language barrier. A sub-plot was about the deaf mute girl in Japan who's misunderstood by his father.

The movie was nice and I thought of that one when one time, I was in a bar with friends, and a guy came to us and tried to speak to us through text. He just jutted down the words he's gonna say in his cellphone and let us read it and gave the phone to us to reply. I was thinking, how are they going to party?Can they hear the sounds But I learned in the movie that they only follow the flow of lights and other peoples gesture when inside a disco bar. My friend aDY was so kind enough to entertain the deaf mute party-goer while me and the others were drowned in the overpowering noise of the huge speakers.

here are the photos.

i guess, the pics were not in good quality bacause my camera was lowbat.

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DLS - CSB Multimedia Arts by Deaf Mute
the exhibit of the students from DLS - CSB's School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies.
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