'Deaf Studies Digital Journal'

ID: 831
School: School of Language, Education, and Culture
Program: Interpreting and Translation
Status: Ongoing
Start date: September 2008
End Date: January 2025


The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is a peer-reviewed, digital journal in American Sign Language and English text dedicated to advancing the cultural, creative and critical output of work in and about sign languages and its communities, in the form of scholarly video articles, original works of signed literature, interviews, reviews, and historical resources. This project will preserve and migrate past issues of DSDJ to a new open-access, technologically sustainable platform, which adheres to and advances accessibility standards in publishing through fully bilingual video and text articles, advanced interactive videos, integration into library databases, and innovative peer-review processes that support the exclusive use of sign language to produce the next iteration of DSDJ in an effort to transform scholarly communication.

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ASL and Deaf Studies Department. (2009). Deaf Studies Digital Journal, Vol. 1. Retrieved from http://dsdj.gallaudet.edu


ASL and Deaf Studies Department. (2010). Deaf Studies Digital Journal, Vol 2. Retrieved from http://dsdj.gallaudet.edu


ASL and Deaf Studies Department (2012). Deaf Studies Digital Journal, Vol. 3. Retrieved from http://dsdj.gallaudet.edu


ASL and Deaf Studies Department (2014). Deaf Studies Digital Journal, Vol. 4. Retrieved from http://dsdj.gallaudet.edu


Bauman, D.H. (2017, August). Digital embodiment: Sign language publishing and the Deaf Studies Digital Journal. Presented at the Society for Textual Embodiment Scholarship Conference. University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Boudreault, P. (2017, August). Deaf Studies Digital Journal: The Next Generation. Deaf Academics Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark.


Boudreault, P. (2018, July). Deaf Studies Digital Journal: The preservation, publication and dissemination in Sign Language. Presented at the National Association of the Deaf Conference 2018. Hartford, CT.

Boudreault, P. (2018, September). Deaf Studies Digital Journal: Publishing ASL Poems. Presented at the Center for the Humanities, City University of New York, New York, NY.

Willis, A., Codick, E., Kushalnagar, R. & Boudreault, P. (2018, July). Multimodal visual languages user interface, M3UI. Poster presented at the STM Poster Session, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.