ASL Lecture Series presents Philly Signs: The History and Stories of the Philadelphia Deaf Community

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The stories and signs of different Deaf communities across the US contribute to the vibrant language we know as ASL. But these communities often have their own ways of signing and own stories behind these signs. Who are the people and what are the factors that influenced Philadelphia ASL? What are their stories? What do their signs look like compared to other regions? This presentation will explore the influences on the signing of the Philadelphia ASL community, the stories and experiences of that shape the unique signs of this area, and efforts to document and understand these signs and stories as they evolve.

For more information contact Jeanne Behm at This event is free and open to the public. Interpreters have been requested.

Should you need an accommodation, please contact Jeanne Behm at prior to February 10, 2023. The RADSCC works with NTID’s Department of ASL and Interpreting Education(ASLIE) to provide RID CEUs for this event. NTID’s ASLIE is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Educational Activities. This program offers .1 RID CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level. This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment which is free from bias and promotes mutual respect.

Jeanne Behm
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When and Where
February 10, 2023
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Room/Location: Zoom

Open to the Public

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