Sign Language and CART Services System
American Sign Language: 5-week session begins on Friday, May 17 - June 28, 2013
Are you interested in learning how to sign to improve your communication with deaf colleagues?
This five-week course, which takes place semi-weekly from 9:30am - 11:30am, is an introductory course to American Sign Language (ASL). Participants will learn the basics of ASL, including the alphabet, commonly used signs, workplace signs, signs for family members, inanimate objects, and basic communication methods. Participants will also learn about deaf culture and norms and how to effectively communicate with deaf co-workers and/or friends. This course will be conducted in American Sign Language and includes videos and take-home practice.
Do You Know the "A, B, Cs" of Signing?
Visit the ASLPro.com
website and watch instructional videos to learn the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet along with a variety of commonly used words and phrases.
- Deafness in the Workplace: A Panel Discussion
On August 23, 2012, DATS hosted a lively and enlightening discussion featuring a small panel of Deaf Employees working at the NIH. The panel and moderator discussed work related challenges and communication issues between Deaf and Hearing employees in the workplace.
- Interacting and Working with People who are Deaf
On March 29, 2012, DATS along with the Office of Human Resources (OHR), the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and Access Interpreting Services presented an exciting workshop providing practical strategies for effective two-way communication between hearing and deaf coworkers.
The Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) provides a centralized interpreting services (i.e., sign language, oral interpreting, CART) program for the NIH. These interpreting services are provided through a performance based contract which has set standards of performance for the vendor, Access Interpreting. The DATS keeps the customer as our main focus, and we hope that the interpreting services provided meet all of your needs.