Project Insight

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Project Insight (P.I.) is a division of the San Francisco, California Recreation & Parks Department which provides recreational and learning activities for hearing-impaired and vision-impaired children, teenagers, young adults.

Founded circa 1990, Project Insight is based at Wawona Clubhouse[1] in the Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove, two miles south of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Participants, staff and volunteers use American Sign Language.

Purpose and activities[edit]

Because deaf and hard of hearing youth are often isolated from their hearing peer group and excluded from recreational and group social experiences, Project Insight:


  1. ^ a b "Project Insight website". (includes photo albums from skiing, rock climbing and white water rafting trips). 
  2. ^ a b "Sense of stroke". Gilroy Dispatch. 29 October 2003. 
  3. ^ Nanette Asimov (16 September 2006). "Robinson Wadsworth — musician, adventurer". San Francisco Chronicle. "Taiko drumming — thunderous and thrilling — was tailor-made for his kids at Project Insight, decided Mr. Wadsworth, who kept a set of drums at the Recreation and Park Department. The drums were so loud that many youngsters could hear their sounds, [P.I. Director] Metcalf-Tobin said. Even those who were profoundly deaf could feel the drum's vibrations. "They'd just go wild on it," he said." 
  4. ^ "Taiko Drumming at NTID". Sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf and PEN-International with support from San Francisco Taiko Dojo, Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and Project Insight staff member Artist in residence (photo gallery). Three week program, February 1–21, 2004. 

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