ASL Training for University Staff
This project seeks to develop successive training sessions in American Sign Language (ASL) for faculty and staff at UIC. The training introduces the fundamentals of ASL used by the Deaf Community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, finger spelling, and grammatical non-manual signals. It is designed for people who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Also, it includes Deaf Culture, effective communication rules with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students and/or co-workers, and Deaf awareness from a perspective of paradigm change (from the medical vision to the social one: Deaf people as Cultural and linguistic minority).