Sign Travelers, a new after -school TV series for “tweens,” featuring Christy Smith, former contestant on CBS Survivor: The Amazon, is a platform for teaching sign language, bridges the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds. Christy, an artist, adventurer, and sign-maker, leads 2 hearing and 2 deaf kids (ages 8-12) into challenging and educational adventures made possible by her studio’s green screen and the magic of media technology. With help from her funky interpreter friend, Luna, Christy transports the kids into a virtual world where communication has no barriers.
The Sign Travelers production crew includes both professionals and students. True Media Foundation www.truemediafoundation.org mentors middle and high-school aged students interested in learning the business of new media production from the ground up.