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Parks Accessibility Conference

Hi. I’m Leah Riddell, artist of the card you just scanned from. I’m honoured and thrilled to be chosen to design for the Parks Accessibility Conference to teach you sign language. Their slogan is “Make Canada’s National Parks Accessible”. I completely agree! We CAN make this happen. A first step to inclusive communication when encountering visitors in the parks is understanding and communicating using some signs! Are you ready to learn?

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Deaf Representation

I am not asking permission at the seat of the table. I am pulling up my own chair, to bring you awareness about the issues important to certain individuals to have a voice.

There has been an increased recognition of diversity, equity and inclusion within organizations or institutions. They have adjusted their policies to have proper representation in their workplace. Women and visible minorities, people with disabilities have been often included in the policies. That has not been the case for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafened. 

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A Small Gesture?

Couple days ago I posted about my experience at Metro, and it was shared widely. It reached out to this young woman’s mom to which she privately messaged me. Her daughter was happily surprised to see the impact of my experience. She told her mom… “It was just a small gesture.” But it wasn’t. I

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Metro Girl Signs

Metro in Kingston, I have to praise one of the staff. Last night I lined up to pay for my groceries, the cashier cleaned the surface before I put my groceries down. I proceed to where I pay with my debit. I signed “1 BAG”, it’s universally obvious. She stocked my items in the bag,

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International Week of Deaf People

The International Week of Deaf People has been celebrated during the last full week of September, Sept 20-26, 2021. Last week, we came together to recognize that deaf people have our own communities, our own cultures, our own languages, sign languages, which unite us all. This year’s theme for the International Week of Deaf People

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Booking a Sign Language Interpreter

So, you would like to hire an interpreter? Great! Here are tips on how to successfully book a sign language interpreter. We recommend that you hire Interpreters that are active members of the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI), who are committed to a professional, and ethical practice as stated by the CASLI Code

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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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Free Workshop

I am excited to share that we are pleased to offer a free Inclusive Communication workshop. Inclusive communication may not be a phrase you’ve come across before, but by joining this workshop you, and your business, will gain the necessary information to diversity your communication skills. Strong drive for continuous improvement & discovery Mindfulness approach

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Reduced Price

Beyond the Mindset Success Planner 2021 reduced to $20! It’s never too late to get a planner. It has everything you can ask for in a planner. Daily spreads to prompt you to define personal and professional priorities. Inspiration quotes and illustrated sign language to get you on track to keep pushing forward. And more!