Research assistant: video data capture, editing and annotation
Ramas is Deaf from a Deaf family, and was Research Assistant on the BSL Corpus Project from November 2008 until June 2011. He received his BA in Primary Education in 2004 from Vilnius Pedagogical University in Lithuania. During his studies, he was primarily interested in developmental issues related to d/Deaf children’s learning and also to their Deaf identity. He was the first Deaf Lithuanian Sign Language tutor for trainee interpreters in Vilnius College. In 2010, he obtained a PGDipl in Interpreting with the Deaf Community from Durham University. Currently, he is working towards his MSc in Deafhood Studies at Bristol University.