American Sign Language classes
American Sign Language (ASL) is the native language used by the Deaf community in North America.
It is a visual language comprising specific signs, handshapes and facial expressions following a unique
grammar structure. Our courses are community based non-accredited interest classes for individuals 16 years
or older. Please contact our office regarding children/youth courses.
Deaf Access uses the Signing Naturally series developed by Deaf native ASL users at Vista Community College
in Berkeley, California over 25 years ago. The approach is based on the language's communicative use and focuses on natural and interpersonal communication needs.
Our office currently offers courses throughout the year at the beginner level (Units 1-12) in Barrie, Orillia,
Midland and Bracebridge. Advanced levels 2 & 3 are currently only offered in Barrie and Bracebridge.
Students with prior learning are required to show record of completed courses or take a placement test (fee is $30.00).
We are thrilled to offer the newest version of the beginner's level curriculum starting in the summer of 2011.
For past students (101, 102,103) we will continue to offer continuance of the older version of the curriculum
Please call us at 705-728-3577 during regular business hours or email email@example.com for more information.
Are you a company that has Deaf employees or have front line staff regularly serve Deaf customers using American Sign Language (ASL)? Deaf Access now offers ASL at Work curriculum for businesses and organizations. We can customize training to best match your needs. If you would like to learn more, please contact Sarah Major at firstname.lastname@example.org.