Queer ASL Workshops

We offer workshops geared at both the hearing queer community and the general Deaf community. Please read on to learn about what our workshops are and whether it might be something suitable for your business or organization.

 

Understanding the Deaf Queer Community

This workshop is designed for the general Deaf community – most specifically for Deaf businesses & organizations that want to become more accessible and inclusive. Our workshops are taught in ASL by Deaf Queers so we generally do not have an ASL-English interpreter, however if you need an intervenor, this can be arranged.

While our workshops are tailored every time to appropriately match what you are looking for,  we generally focus on three main areas:

  • Exploring the topics of biological sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
  • Introducing common vocabulary you may encounter in the Deaf Queer community by both showing the signs and explaining what exactly they mean.
  • Discussing how to make your business/organization more inclusive & less oppressive for queer and transgender folks.

 

Making Your Business/Organization Deaf Friendly

This workshop is designed for the hearing queer community – most specifically for businesses, events, and organizations being run by hearing folks who mostly do not know how to sign. Our workshops are taught by Deaf Queers and we have ASL-English interpreters at our workshops to make communication go more smoothly during our discussions.

While our workshops are tailored every time to appropriately match what you are looking for, we generally focus on three main areas:

  • Exploring Deaf culture, history, and what is appropriate/inappropriate.
  • Basic ASL – this involves learning fingerspelling, vocabulary, and grammar that is relevant.
  • Discussing how to promote to the Deaf community.

 

The length and rate for our workshops vary, depending on what exactly you are looking for. Please email us at queerasl@gmail.com to start up a conversation about setting a workshop up for you.