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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

Action Church ASL Small Group Box.com Portal:  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
 

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

EVERY WEDNESDAY at 7PM - Interpreter Training and Weekly Service at Faith Assembly of God, Curry Ford Campus – 9307 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32825.
Each week, there are a group of us that are attending the mid-week service at Faith Assembly where they have an on-going interpreter training program. We enjoy the service where students get a chance to improve their skills during the service, and afterwards, we gather in the atrium to discuss what we've learned  and how to improve. It's open to anyone interested in coming, so please let us know if you're interested.
 

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 Edition - Weekly Lesson Guide

WEEK 1 - Feb. 1, 2024 — TOPICS: Welcome to Signing - The Basics
Week 1 Lesson Guide: 
LHTS_ASL_CLASS-WK01-WELCOME.pdf  

ASL 'Must Know' Terminology: LHTS ASL CLASS-WK00-MUST_KNOW_01-TERMS.pdf
Resource Links: LHTS ASL CLASS-WK00-MUST_KNOW_03-LINKS.pdf
ASL Manual Alphabet: LHTS ASL CLASS-WK00-MUST_KNOW_02-ABCs.pdf
ASL Alphabet Video (Learn How To Sign - YouTube Channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHyG7iz3ork

WEEK 2 - Feb. 8, 2023 — TOPICS: Fingerspelling Practice, Pronouns & Possessives
Week 2 Lesson Guide:
 LHTS_ASL_CLASS-WK02-USING_ABCs.pdf

The Basics of ASL Question & Response (guide): LHTS-BASICS OF ASL QUESTION & RESPONSE.pdf
The Basics of ASL Question & Response (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nIkMn1p0ic 

Spring 2024 - Calendar of Events

WEDNESDAYS at 7PM - Ongoing Event
Interpreter Training and Weekly Service at Faith Assembly of God,
Curry Ford Campus – 9307 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32825
There 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.

Hands in Action - 'Silent' Coffee at Foxtail
Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 12:30-ish to ???
201 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL
Join us for a casual time to chat about anything and everything.
We say it will be silent, but there will be a lot of laugher and fun!

NOTE: This will happen the 4th Sunday of every month.

Florida ASL Festival  at the Central Florida Fairgrounds
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - from 12 pm to 8 pm

4603 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL
Free Admission. Visit booths and tables, BBQ, Food and Drinks on sale
Rides available with ticket purchase.

 

Deaf Nation Expo – Osceola Heritage Park - 1875 Silverspur Lane - Kissimmee
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - from 12 pm to 8 pm

Free Admission - Open to the Public  - 9 am -5 pm
Register Online for tickets to the event
https://deafnation.com/expo/2024-deafnation-expo-kissimmee-fl/

Hands in Action - 'Silent' Coffee at Foxtail
Sunday, March 24, 2024 - 12:30-ish to ???
201 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL

Join us for a casual time to chat about anything and everything.
We say it will be silent, but there will be a lot of laugher and fun!

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