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Workshop Title: Sign Language Variation: A look into the varieties of sign language used in the United States Deaf community.

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Date(s) and Time(s): October 1, 2022 from 12:30 – 2:30

Workshop Description: A panel of 3 sign language experts: Drs. Joseph Hill, Melanie Cody and Jami Fisher will provide insight about different varieties of sign language use in the US, such as Black ASL, Native American Sign Language, as well as ASL regional variation. Panelists will give a brief presentation on the topics listed above as well as engage in open discussion moderated by Dr. Lori Whynot. Participants will gain an understanding about language diversity in our Deaf communities.

Educational Objectives: 

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1)      Identify different types of signs in use by varied groups in the US. 

2)      Acquire an appreciation for the diversity of language used in deaf US communities as reported on post panel evaluation form.

3)      Demonstrate expanded awareness of sign language diversity by participating in Q & A with panelists. 

Target Audience: Interpreters of any level

Registration is Required

Refund Policy: Full refunds will be processed prior to 9/23/22.

RID CEU Information:

Northeastern University is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies Workshop is offered for 0.2 CEUs at Little to None Content Level.

This workshop is presented in ASL. Requests for accommodations will be considered and must be received no later than 9/16/22. Northeastern University does not discriminate in any way and actively promotes an environment of mutual respect, safety and equity.