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  • Wednesdays August 23  – September 27

    ~ 6:30pm-8:30pm – 

Cost – $150

Beginner ASL is an introductory course to American Sign Language, the Community and the Culture. Students will learn fingerspelling, numbers, gestures, glossing and an introduction to ASL signs.

All – Classes will be held at : NVRC – 3951 Pender Drive,  Suite 130,  Fairfax, VA 22030

Register here

 

George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company,"

The McLean Community Players' production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company," will have ASL interpretation at the performance on Saturday, Feb. 18, at  8:00 pm in the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

Tickets are $23-$25 and are available at: www.McLeanPlayers.org or through
OvationTix at 866-811-4111.

See the Accessibility page at www.McLeanPlayers.org  for information about American Sign Language interpretation at this performance. With adult themes, this show is most suitable for ages 17 and older.

 

The National Gallery of Art
ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection, EAST BUILDING

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 pm.  The tour meets by the information desk in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art.  http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html

All are welcome!
Please let me know if you have any questions about this program.


NEW! 
ASL Video Tour of the East Building Highlights
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use in the East Building galleries!  Explore the Gallery’s modern and contemporary collection using these videos.  Watch the videos on your own device or borrow an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions about accessing the tour at the information desk in the atrium of the East Building.
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/collection-highlights-east-building-asl.html

These videos join our existing West Building highlights ASL video tour:
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/asl.html

Assistive Listening Devices Available
ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visitwww.nga.gov and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Bradford at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

The National Gallery of Art -
ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on:
Sunday, November 13 at 1:00 pm. 

The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html

All are welcome!

 

Gallery Talks

Art Signs gallery talks are presented in American Sign Language by Deaf gallery guides. ASL interpreters voice information and observations allowing hearing and Deaf audiences to discover art together under the leadership of a Deaf guide.

View schedule of upcoming Art Signs gallery talks

Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m.

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC

Metro:  Gallery Place

To join our Art Signs mailing list and receive e-mail updates on upcoming programs and special ASL events at SAAM, email WilsonCL@si.edu

 

Gallery Talks

Art Signs gallery talks are presented in American Sign Language by Deaf gallery guides. ASL interpreters voice information and observations allowing hearing and Deaf audiences to discover art together under the leadership of a Deaf guide.

 

View schedule of upcoming Art Signs gallery talks

Sunday, October 23, 1 p.m.

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC

Metro:  Gallery Place

Upcoming Art Signs dates:
Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m.

To join our Art Signs mailing list and receive e-mail updates on upcoming programs and special ASL events at SAAM, email WilsonCL@si.edu

 

Join us for a special program with the National Portrait Galleryasl_tours

Sunday, November 6, 2016

In the documentary film Deaf Jam, director Judy Lieff follows a deaf teen who boldly enters the spoken word poetry slam scene. After the screening, join Lieff for a question and answer session, followed by a live presentation of American Sign Language poetry by Gallaudet University students. (70min.)

Gallery tours in ASL at 3 p.m. Meet in the G Street lobby

Film screening at 4 p.m. McEvoy Auditorium

Poetry slam will begin following film Q&A McEvoy Auditorium

Events are open to deaf and hearing visitors. ASL interpreters will be available. This program is a collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.

Check out the event on our calendar.

Art Signs: Programs in American Sign Language
http://americanart.si.edu/education/asl/

 

 

Cue Camp Virginia is offering the adult Beginning Cued Speech taught in American Sign Language by Hilary Franklin, a NCSA*- Certified Instructor. Cued Speech is not a language; it is a finite system that you can learn in one weekend. See how manual cues combine with the mouth movements of spoken American English to visually represent all the sounds of the language. Cued Speech clearly and unambiguously shows all consonant and vowel sounds, as well as the rhythm, stress and prosody of spoken American English.

Discover how Cued Speech can enable your deaf/HoH child to access spoken language and literacy. Attend a fun-filled family learning weekend at Cue Camp Virginia. Connect with other families, professionals and deaf adults to learn about research documenting the many benefits of this phonemic system. Camp is October 6-9, 2016 (Columbus Day weekend) and is held at the beautiful Jamestown 4-H Educational Center on the James River in Williamsburg, VA. For more information, see the website of the Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association, www.nvcsa.org, and click on the Cue Camp 2016 tab at the top right.

(*National Cued Speech Association)

VUCA created  videos for deaf patients to demonstrate "How To Use" certain medications ( injected, inhaled, etc).

Medication Administration Training in American Sign Language

They have created a library of videos for the deaf and hearing impaired in American Sign Language.  Specifically, these videos are focused on educating patients and families on how to administer their medications (like inhalers, insulin injections, etc) in American Sign Language ( http://rxtips.medsoncue.com/ ).  Think about how a pharmacist would explain to a deaf mom on the appropriate use of an inhaler with a spacer and mask for their child—not easy!

VUCA partnered with a college professor who teaches advanced ASL and hired a deaf actor to deliver the information.

 

 

Hi everyone,
We’re looking for a contractor fluent in ASL who has experience working with families and children to contract with the National Gallery of Art on an ongoing basis.

For more information:
DOWNLOAD - position_description_national-gallery-of-art-family-tour-in-asl

 

 

The National Gallery of Art ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, August 14 at 1:00 pm.

The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html

The tour is also interpreted into spoken English so all are welcome!

 

 

Join us in the Alden Theatre on Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.

This performance of “Footloose, the Musical” will be ASL-interpreted by First Chair Interpreted Productions, LLC. Based on the movie of the same name, “Footloose” tells the story of Ren, a high school student who is forced to move with his mother from Chicago to Bomont, a small farming town, after his father abandons them. Ren expects to have the usual problems in adjusting to a new school, but he does not expect the repressive atmosphere of Bomont, where a powerful minister has persuaded the town council to ban dancing and rock music. Please see the Accessibility page on MCP’s website http://www.mcleanplayers.org  for more details. “Footloose” will be performed at the Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101. Tickets are $23-$25.

 

Join us in The Anne M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Theatre on 

Sunday, July 10 at 4:00 p.m.

ASL Interpreters: Aaron Halleck and Barbie Doty

Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

About the Show:
 In this world premiere, faithful re-telling of the Hans Christian Andersen original, the Little Mermaid falls in love with a human Prince, and longs to join him in his world above the waves. Despite the warnings of her Mer-family, the Little Mermaid seeks out the Enchantress who trades her pair of legs for the mermaid’s beautiful singing voice. A follow-up to the highly acclaimed The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (2012), this collaboration between Imagination Stage and The Washington Ballet features dance, puppets, music, and singing in a highly theatrical and epic style of performance. Best for Ages 5 To purchase tickets, please visit us  online, or call our box office at 301-280-1660. Please note that our staff is trained to receive calls through relay and VRS.

 

Imagination Stage offers discounted rates for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call group sales at 301-280-1664.