If you have always wanted to learn American Sign Language but cannot afford to take a class, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf is offering online ASL 1 and ASL 2 courses. These courses are FREE to sign up for and access. However, you must create an account and complete the 3-question pre-course survey. These courses do not count towards professional or educational credit, but they are self-guided so that one can learn at their own pace. These courses are recommended for individuals who want to learn ASL for their personal use. Course access expires four months after sign-up, so use the resource wisely.
Each module teaches learners how to sign ASL but also educates the learner about Deaf culture and history. The modules are briefer but similar to what is taught in a college-level ASL101 course. “It is important that we make ASL and Deaf culture accessible to everyone and promote resources that provide that education to our community. Inclusivity and cultural awareness are the future of our society,” said Lauryn McArthur, the Access and Functional Needs Coordinator for CSEPP. The FREE online ASL courses help communities become aware of issues that people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing face in a hearing-centric world and promote the progression towards inclusive planning.
For more information and to sign up for the courses, visit: https://courses.osd.k12.ok.us/
For questions or comments about Deaf and Hard of Hearing resources in Lexington, contact Access and Functional Needs Coordinator Lauryn McArthur at email@example.com
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