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Hands in Action – Our Mission

It’s our passion and desire serve as a catalyst to reach and connect the deaf and hard-of-hearing with all God has for them and to equip people of any ASL skill level with the tools needed to grow and learn more.
 

We also hope to raise awareness and understanding of deaf culture and build a community where we can all learn and grow in God together. Everyone deserves a family where they can feel understood, respected and loved.

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Resource Quick Links

Learn How To Sign - YouTube Channel: 
This channel contains many of the vocabulary videos we go over each week along with other resources to improve your signing skills.  https://www.youtube.com/@LearnHowtoSign/videos

Handspeak: This site is an an incredible resource, not only as an online dictionary with videos for many ASL signs, but also information about Deaf culture, fingerspelling quizzes, words for the day and ASL storytelling.
https://www.handspeak.com

HANDS IN ACTION - BOX Online Resources Folder:  We set up this online 'cloud' storage area to post videos and other resources that are too large to send any other way. It will continue to grow with more resources added as needed. https://app.box.com/s/c6o1pl6hx50udcsn1lm0f4n3agkkr5bv

HANDS IN ACTION - ASL WORSHIP PRACTICE VIDEOS: Inside this folder, please enjoy some practice videos for many of the songs we sing at Action Church on Sunday morning. Please do not post any of these to social media. They are intended for he Action interpreters to practice and for small group learning only:  
https://app.box.com/s/sjk7winecpmjhd8w602i1hk5eleijkbn

ASL.MS - Fingerspelling Practice: This site offers a series of random words where you can set the speed and number of letters, then type it in to see if you got it correct. https://asl.ms/

Deaf Bible.com - This amazing resource has every chapter of the bible shown as ASL videos. You can look up a verse by book and chapter, then see it signed before you. https://deafbible.com/ASLV/GEN.1.1

Summer 2024 Edition - Weekly Topic Guide

WEEK 1 - June 13, 2024 — TOPICS: Welcome to Signing - The Basics
Week 1 Lesson Guide: 
LHTS-01-WELCOME.pdf

ASL 'Must Know' Terminology, Resource Links & Manual Alphabet: LHTS-00-ASL MUST_KNOW.pdf
ASL Alphabet Video (Learn How To Sign - YouTube Channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHyG7iz3ork

WEEK 2 - June 20, 2024 — TOPICS: Fingerspelling Practice, Pronouns & Possessives
Week 2  Lesson Guide: LHTS-02-FINGERSPELLING & POSSESSIVES.pdf

Fingerspelling Quiz (Learn How To Sign-YouTube) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25XUwHErhnk
Fingerspelling Receptivity Training (Dr. Bill Vicars' ASL Practice Site): https://asl.ms/

WEEK 3 - June 22, 2024 — TOPICS: Numbers & Rule of 9
Week 3  Lesson Guide: LHTS-03-NUMBERS & RULE OF 9.pdf

ASL Numbers (LHTS video): 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4stD_ypaAI&list=PLMN7QCuj6dfaO7v-Oqkg3Bjq0XOT3c07X
ASL Numbers - Rule of 9 (LHTS video): 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJQCMpCJ7SM&list=PLMN7QCuj6dfaO7v-Oqkg3Bjq0XOT3c07X&index=7

WEEK 4 - June 27, 2024 — TOPICS: Family/People & Clarification Signs
Week 4  Lesson Guide: LHTS-04-FAMILY&CLARIFICATION.pdf

Family & Clarification Signs (Video):   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4phzFQKzAc

100 Family Signs in 5 Minutes (Video):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ucljARI8TU
 

HOLIDAY WEEK - July 4, 2024 — NO SMALL GROUP! Enjoy the fireworks with family!

WEEK 5 - July 11, 2024 — TOPICS: Directional Signs & ASL Storytelling

This week, we'll be talking about directional signs and how they can be used to tell stories.
Lesson Vocabulary Guide: LHTS-05-DIRECTIONAL SIGNS & STORYTELLING.pdf
Directional Signs (Learn How To Sign - YouTube Channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc-jhMDkovs​ 

WEEK 6 - July 18, 2024 — TOPICS: Personality & Emotion Signs

This lesson is all about describing different personalities and emotions.
Lesson Vocabulary Guide: LHTS-06-PERSONALITY & EMOTION SIGNS.pdf
How to Sign Personality Types  (Learn How To Sign - YouTube Channel): 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hG3qLJjDHo

100 Family Signs in 5 minutes (Learn How To Sign - YouTube Channel) — Many of these signs in the beginning should be review, so use them as practice. The second half of the video covers positive and negative personality traits.
Each are only signed 1 time, so you may need to rewind it a few times if over the word to make sure you get it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ucljARI8TU&t=2s

WEEK 7 - July 25, 2024 — TOPICS: Home & Food Signs
Lesson Vocabulary Guide: LHTS-07-HOME & FOOD SIGNS.pdf
This week's vocabulary is coming from the following videos from Learn How To. Sign (YouTube Channel):
Home & Food Signs (Learn How To Sign - YouTube Channel):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QOuEOi_KsY&list=PLMN7QCuj6dfYFq2d8CrautQ--BmczTxv&index=3

25 ASL Signs Around the Home (Learn How To Sign - YouTube Channel):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbE0QedTfeI

 

WEEK 8 - August 1, 2024 — TOPICS: Vacation & Travel Signs

Lesson Vocabulary Guide: LHTS-08-VACATION & TRAVEL SIGNS.pdf

30+ Vacation Signs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P4Uk7GUXMc

50 States in 3 Minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX0qA4YTOfA

WEEK 9 - August 8, 2024 — TOPICS: School Signs/Occupations & Colors

Lesson Vocabulary Guide: LHTS-09-SCHOOL SIGNS & COLORS.pdf
This week's vocabulary is coming from the following videos from Learn How To. Sign (YouTube Channel):
School Signs & Colors - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5H_HDSipbY&list=PLMN7QCuj6dfYFq2d8CrautQ--BmczT-xv&index=4

School Signs in ASL - Part 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7vA84Lcju8​

ADDITIONAL TOPICS:


25 PHRASES FOR ASL CONVERSATIONS
Vocabulary Guide: LHTS-00-25 PHRASES FOR ASL CONVERSATIONS.pdf
25 Conversational Phrases (YouTube Channel Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nIkMn1p0ic
 

BASICS OF ASL QUESTIONS & RESPONSE
Basics of ASL Question and Response Vocabulary Guide: LHTS-00-BASICS OF ASL QUESTION & RESPONSE.pdf
The Basics of ASL Questions & Response (YouTube Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nIkMn1p0ic

CHURCH SIGNS 
Church Signs Vocabulary Guide: 
LHTS-10-CHURCH SIGNS.pdf
25 Church Signs (Learn How To Sign Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbtiapr7pHc
Church Signs (Learn How To Sign Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VNpO-DPYa4

CHRISTMAS SIGNS

Christmas Signs Vocabulary Guide:  LHTS-11-CHRISTMAS SIGNS.pdf
Christmas Signs (YouTube Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gk6b7U96sY

TIMES & TENSES
Times & Tenses Vocabulary Guide:  LHTS-12-TENSES AND TIME.pdf
Times & Tenses (YouTube Video):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTCYpOGGQOw

Deaf Awareness Resources

Below are links to videos and resources to help you better understand the Deaf community. The goal is to improve communications between the hearing and Deaf communities because every voice—whether spoke or signed—deserves to be heard.


PLEASE NOTE:  Many of these videos are completely in ASL. You will need to turn on Closed Captioning if you are still learning so you can follow along.
 

Learning How To Sign (You-Tube Channel) Topics on Deaf Culture:
Can Deaf People Lip Read? : 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPs6ORy4nGo
Your ASL Questions Answered for 38 Minutes Straight (From a LIVE Zoom Call with viewers):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erwqpb-HNVU

 

Do's and Don'ts of Interacting with the Deaf Community (by Chrissy Marshall - YouTube Channel )
Do's & Don'ts - Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDA_EXFTpxo
Do's & Don'ts - Part 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yxo-hvKDPE 

Things Not To Say To Deaf People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNUk6aPp8DI

Marlee Matlin on Deaf and Police Interaction (Voice over included for hearing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAvewviVwjY

Spring 2024 - Calendar of Events

EVERY WEDNESDAY at 7PM - Ongoing EventInterpreter Training and Weekly Service at Faith Assembly of God,

Curry Ford Campus – 9307 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32825There is usually a few of us going each week, so feel free to come along and get a great message, learn a little more ASL and meet some other people with a passion for sign and the deaf.

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