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ERIC Number: ED170791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Using Oral Interpretation to Affect Public Policy.
Hartman, Maryann; And Others
To dramatize the human resource potential of persons over 65 years old and of the disabled, oral interpretation presentations using oral histories were developed. These presentations were designed to lead to a stimulating exchange of ideas concerning the potential contribution to daily life of the elderly and of the disabled, and to pose questions regarding public policy toward these groups. Interviews were transcribed into dialog, and the scripts were read by elderly and disabled performers. Each of the two productions was performed 12 times; the program for the elderly was also broadcast on public television. These presentations dramatically illustrated the practical value of oral interpretation outside the classroom for raising awareness and influencing public policy towards the problems of the aging and the handicapped. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (64th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2-5, 1978)