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VHT070103: Technology for Literacy and Language Development for Students who are DHH


As technology continues to advance, it changes how we view literacy and the ability to create and express ourselves. Most individuals who are Deaf/ Hard or Hearing use American Sign Language as their mode of communication. Since there is no printed form of the language, technology provides an opportunity for students to use video professionally and express their ideas, experiences, and thoughts. Attendees will learn how to use apps and software to publish digitally, promote literacy, and encourage language development. Activities will be modeled and explained so educators can quickly implement similar activities into their classroom or educational setting.

Learning Objectives

First Learning Objective: Describe one or more ways to use technology to support literacy.
Second Learning Objective: Describe one or more differences with the impact of pen/paper and video in expressing ideas and showing understanding.
Third Learning Objective: Identify one or more technology that encourages language development and literacy in an educational setting.

Primary Strand

Vision and Hearing Technologies

Secondary Strand

Vision and Hearing Technologies

Target Audience

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educators
  • Faculty/Instructors - Higher Education
  • Media Specialist
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Special Education Educators
  • Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Experience Level


Primary Life Cycle Addressed

Elementary - Secondary (K-12);Higher Education

Content Area

Professional Area

Course Schedule

This course was included in the ATIA 2021: AT Connected virtual event education program.

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs

ASHA CE Information: 
Recorded Session
Start date of ASHA CEUs offering: March 12, 2021

ASHA Continuing Education Approved Provider
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs. (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

This course is also offered for the following CE Provider Credits:

For: 0.10 CEU Units or 1.0 CEU Hours.

Please refer to the CRC Vision and Hearing Technology Series page for further information on how to submit your CRC CEUs for this course to CRCC.


Randi Mitchell

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, Coordinator of Professional Development


Randi Mitchell is Coordinator of Professional Development at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind and an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Florida in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education. Previously, she was a creative and innovative Kindergarten teacher for 5 years before pursuing her passion for professional development and working with pre-service teachers.

Randi has her bachelors in Elementary Education and Deaf Education with endorsements in Reading and ESOL from Flagler College, a Masters of Education in Professional Education from the University of North Florida, certified in SKI-HI, a 19-20 MIE Master Trainer, and a 19-20 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. She is fluent in American Sign Language and will train/present in American Sign Language as well as spoken English.

Randi is one of the faces behind FSDB Pineapple PD, an initiative at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind that opens the walls of the classrooms so viewers can see tools, strategies, and teaching methods happening on campus in a 2-3 minute video.

Relevant Financial Relationships: Yes
Salary from employment.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No