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Offline Heather E.

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American Sign Language
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:09:11 PM »
Wasn't really sure where to put this one...  but would anyone know of someone with experience in signing for university students in ASL?  In London?  And be willing to share their information?

I'm doing a review of support for study abroad students with various needs and disabilities and the one area I am struggling with (and our partner universities also seem to be struggling with... for good reason) is students who would require an ASL translator.

Many thanks in advance!
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Re: American Sign Language
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 06:48:06 PM »
I have contacted a friend who has in the last few years become an ASL translator and works in the Deaf Community in Utah (US).  I've asked him if he knows of anybody in the UK, or if he knows what support there is for American students doing study abroad programs.  I'll let you know what he says when I hear back.
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Re: American Sign Language
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 11:29:59 AM »
Thank you so much! As of right now I have only found three, but one works between London and Paris...so it may limit us.


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Re: American Sign Language
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 11:51:49 AM »
Oh, you have made more progress than I have.  My friend didn't know anybody directly who had knowledge to share.  He suggested you contact Gallaudet University to see what support their students who participate in study abroad programs are offered.
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Re: American Sign Language
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 01:38:32 PM »
Thanks!  I will check it out!  I suspect that there is either a way around this or there is a resource that I haven't found yet :)
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Re: American Sign Language
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 01:48:37 PM »
Thanks!  I will check it out!  I suspect that there is either a way around this or there is a resource that I haven't found yet :)

I hope I've helped.  Best of luck in your research!  It's an important topic, and I hope you are able to compile plenty of information to help people living with disabilities to fully participate in educational (and valuable networking!) opportunities like study abroad.
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