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Translating Music in Sign Language

Have you been following all the news on Justina Miles? Everyone is stunned by her performance as I am to Rihanna\’s songs. The first Black female SuperBowl halftime ASL performer did amazing and garnered lots of media attention that she deserves.

Like all languages, American Sign Language (ASL) is a means of communication but also a means of art expression. Music is inclusive and it is meant for everyone to enjoy. Yes, we do enjoy music! There is absolutely no reason to deprive Deaf people from experiencing a good time. We are always pushing for access. Three different roles play this out to give us, the Deaf community, an experience.

Read more about the differences of ASL interpreter, ASL performer and ASL artists.

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2022 Message

Hello, I am wrapping up the year 2022 this week for a much needed two week tech free holiday to spend time with cherished family and friends.

Funny how it seemed only yesterday that I retreated to reflect on the year 2021. I treasure this time of the year because it gives me a rare opportunity to conduct an inventory of my motivations and values; my relationship with my family, friends, and colleagues; and, my work. But, it is also a time to assess my learning curve and to identify areas of improvement. I cherish the moment because it is the time of the year when I get to compose my year-end review of the year, not just a catalogue of the chronology of my activities, but also my heart and my business soul.

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Fall 2021 ASL classes

It\’s that time of the year to sign up for ASL classes with Leah, classes starts next week! ASL 1 Tuesdays at 7pmASL 2 Thursdays at 7pmASL 3 Tuesdays at 11amASL 4 Wednesdays at 11am Sign up here

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Learn on your own

OK, you asked and I listened! Go over on my website through the service page you’ll find Business ASL for those who took Corporate Learning training or will realize it benefits their business, here are modules to learn and review signs for specific words and phrases related to your workplace environment at your own pace. …

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Benefits of learning Sign Language

Deaf children learn sign language naturally if their parents and other people around them use the language. They learn sign language in the same way as other children learn spoken language like English and French. Sign language enriches them to understand spoken and written English/French language better. Most common in Canada is American Sign Language …

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Tim Hortons

Couple weeks ago, BriConnect owned by Caylan McMullan contacted me to work together on a project with Tim Hortons. Tim Hortons shot a commercial involving ASL and just posted today of #TimsTrueStory told by MacKenzie and Blair. Tim Hortons reason for reaching out to BriConnect and me, their mission was for us to provide authentic …

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Collins Bay Institution

Knowledge is Power

The Employment Equity and Diversity Committee at Collins Bay Institution reached out to me to provide a workshop. I hosted two-part lunch and learn workshop series at the institution. I provided my expertise for the attendees with the basic skills needed to interact effectively and respectfully with culturally deaf people within their work environment and …

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AccessAbility Week 2018

I participated last week, our National AccessAbility week and shared The City of Kingston Facebook and Twitter posts too. May 27 to June 2, 2018, was National AccessAbility Week. It was a time for Canadians to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces, and celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It was …

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Accessibility\’s Queen

I provide workshops on \”A Deaf Perspective.\” I teach through experience and knowledge of Deaf Culture, Deaf community and American Sign Language. I was referred to Accessibility Queen\’s at Queen\’s University to provide my workshop, taught a motivated and curious group of Queen\’s students on Saturday, March 24. (Photos provided by Odelle Ma. Top is …

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