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Participants wanted for a research study



Participants wanted for a research study:
Are you a Deaf or Hard of Hearing adult who learned ASL and joined various Deaf communities in adulthood? If yes, you may be able to help other adults by sharing your experience.

You need to be 28 years or older and have been learning and using ASL for ten years or longer. You must have a hearing loss that happened before graduating or leaving high school. You must have been 18 or older when you began learning and using American Sign Language (ASL) and participating in Deaf communities. The interview may take between 20 minutes to two hours, and it will occur in a private room at Gallaudet University.

Your participation will be kept confidential.

(International adults are encouraged to participate, provided that American Sign Language was their first signed language learned and it was learned in adulthood.)

Participants will be given a $15 gift card for participation in the interview.

If interested please fill out a brief survey at this link:

For additional information, please contact Cindy Officer at 571-350-8112 or

This study is being conducted by Cindy Officer, a doctoral candidate in Postsecondary and Adult Education at Capella University.

Approved by Capella University IRB and Gallaudet University IRB.