Deaf Literacy Initiative Emerging Level Curriculum Guideline was developed in response to an identified area of need in the Deaf stream; a curriculum guideline to support practitioners in providing standardized quality instruction to Deaf adults who are at emerging level in one or all areas of literacy development including understanding and using American Sign Language within OALCF context.
Since 2006, DLI has lead the way in adapting a valid literacy assessment tool to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of the Deaf Stream. They have trained assessors who are Deaf and fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). They have been successful in assessing learners across the province. This paper will review relevant factors determining whether they should continue to provide this service, or for literacy programs to take on their own.
Deaf Literacy Initiative as Lead Deaf CAMERA Assessor: An Examination