November 26, 2006
I took an intermediate course in ASL @ Gallaudet University many years ago. I also began a AAS degree in ASL study at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. I do plan to continue this program here in NC if possible.
I am hard of hearing in my right ear.
I became aware of ASL over 35 years ago thru a deaf co-worker who taught me sign phrases. I only knew the alphabet at the time. We are still friends today.
I relocated to Raleigh in 2006 from the WDC area. I have a hearing loss that is getting worse so I use a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) . I want to communicate more in ASL & I am excited about meeting others who are as passionate about ASL as I am.
This was a very engaging group. I hope the new-comers/beginners do not get discouraged or intimidated with all of the fast signing going on. I felt that way at first but I continue to come and learn and feel more and more at ease communicating. It has really helped me to improve my skill. I thank GOD for this group and the opportunity to continue learning. and growing.