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ASL Interactive Course Starts July 17

Free to family members and professionals communicating and working directly with deaf children!

No experience necessary!

ASL Interactive is an opportunity for families and professionals to learn American Sign Language (ASL) through an online video chat room setting. While learning vocabulary, grammar, and culture, each individual’s specific signing needs will be met through online surveys and weekly correspondence. This experience is structured as an 8 week course built around each participant and can range from beginner to intermediate levels.

This approach is a new endeavor many parents and professionals have requested to support communication with deaf/hard‐of‐hearing children at home and in the classroom.

While there is no cost for the course and families/professionals are encouraged to participate, we really do hope that those wishing to be involved are able to commit the necessary time and effort. We also ask for constructive input to better shape the courses for the future.

As this is an online internet course, you will need access to a newer computer (no more than 3 ‐ 5 years old), a higher‐speed internet connection and a better than average web camera to participate.

This easy online survey will get you started!

Questions ‐ Contact Aimee McDonald or go here for flyer.

Project made possible from a grant from the Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Foundation.

About FSDB
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a fully accredited state public school and outreach center available tuition-free to eligible Pre-K and K-12 deaf/hard of hearing and blind/visually impaired students. Comprehensive educational services at FSDB are individualized, specific to the unique communication and accessibility needs of each student for independence and lifelong success. FSDB gratefully accepts private donations to support vital programs that directly benefit students and are not paid by state general revenue funds. To visit the school or to learn more about eligibility for enrollment, contact 1-800-344-3732. For more information, visit www.fsdb.k12.fl.us.