Mill Neck International Deaf Center Manager
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[Description: A woman faces directly at the camera, signing. She is standing with a chalkboard drawing background.]
Hello! Who am I? I’m Lisa Fisher. You heard of the website, MNIDC? What does it mean? [fingerspelling] Mill Neck International Deaf Center. What this website will have is different information; resources, books, videos, exchange of ideas, and more. I’m responsible for the website. Why did I get involved? I’ve worked in different technical projects. I’ve travelled all over and met different deaf people all around the world. I’ve met deaf people in different countries. One common theme I’ve learned is information is hard to find, specifically information for and about deaf people. Searching and searching, they might not know where to find, how to sign or express it in written language. Throughout my travels, I have seen the same comments over and over. The great thing is MNI wants to make sure Deaf people are equal and to be empowered. So I joined them to work towards this goal. So I can work together with deaf people to be empowered, get the information they need. Thank you! Bye!
Lisa Fisher is the Mill Neck International Deaf Center Manager at Mill Neck International. Her primary responsibilities include the developing, planning, and driving the distribution of knowledge and resources in a Resource Center that will be available to anyone around the world working with the Deaf Community. After graduating from RIT with a degree in Information Technology, Lisa earned her M.A. degree in International Development from Gallaudet University in 2009. Lisa has spent much of the last six years working with various Deaf associations and organizations abroad providing support as a technology specialist, as well as consulting in several countries about accessibility for the DeafBlind Community. She has worked as a trainer and researcher in countries such as Kenya, Congo, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Most recently after Lisa moved back to the U.S., she worked at Gallaudet University as an eLearning specialist.