News Release: Valdosta State University
The American Sign Language Club at Valdosta State University hosted Deaf, Deaf World on April 25.
This event was open to all faculty, staff, and students, as well as the general public, and dedicated to promoting Deaf culture awareness within the community.
Talking was not allowed inside Deaf, Deaf World. Upon entering, the hearing visitors received a quick tutorial in basic conversational American Sign Language.
They then had an opportunity to learn about historic figures in the Deaf community, discover technology Deaf and hard-of-hearing people use on a daily basis, and complete a series of everyday task simulations, such as making a hotel reservation.
VSU is the only college in Georgia, and one of very few in the nation, that offers a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in American Sign Language interpreting.