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Leah Riddell is an ASL instructor and training practitioner in Inclusion Communication

Leah teaches courses in American Sign Language and workshops for inclusive communication practices in the workplace. After training with Leah, you, your coworkers, and colleagues will be better equipped to serve and provide an environment that is inclusive and empathetic to different communication support needs. Leah’s background in strategic planning, visual design and community outreach further informs her mindful but positive approach to teaching. 

Inclusion communication doesn’t only affect those who are deaf and hard of hearing. By replacing misconceptions with meaningful, human-centric interaction, YOU, deaf, hard of hearing, deafened, new Canadians, persons with Autism, seniors, and more, can better communicate and lead the way toward a more equitable world. 

Leah is fueled by her passion for building a culture of accessible communication in the home, social and work environments. By turning information into action, she has had great success educating various businesses and institutions on how to be accomodating and inclusive. Learn more about the different classes and workshops offered or about sign language and the deaf and hard of hearing community on the blog!

American Sign Language Proficiency 4.0

  • Certified in ASL Education Program SN ASL Instructor
  • Certified in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • Trained in Make the Connection Psychology
  • Trained in AODA Customer Service & Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation
  • Member of Ontario Cultural Society of the Deaf
  • Member of Sign Language Institute of Canada
  • Member of Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee 2017-2021
  • Founder of S5WAVES local grassroots org.

Leah is superb! She is the reason that I moved from isolation to having private one on one. I lost my hearing a few years ago and she helped me embrace society with my hearing loss, I’m 70 years old. She is patient, funny, wise, and takes her time with me. One of the most refreshing things about her teaching style is that she will break it all the way down and explain, helping me use it in my everyday life. I really appreciate learning from her.


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