ASL Classes Hosted by RyeACCESS at Ryerson University
2020 is going to be a year of growth and learning! This year pick a resolution that teaches you a new skill, enables you to participate in deaf and hard of hearing culture, and is fun!
RyeAccess is offering weekly American Sign Language classes at a pay what you can rate, suggested at only $35 for the whole semester!
Join us only once a week, either Tuesday or Wednesday, from 6-8pm. The first class is Tuesday, January 14th at 6:00 p.m.
You will be taught a crucial skill that will open your perspective to the experiences of people who are deaf and hard of hearing by equipping you with the skills to effectively communicate. ASL, and other very similar signed languages, are used by people who are deaf and hard of hearing worldwide.
As workplaces become more equitable and accessible this skill is incredibly transferable to professional settings and is an asset to your resume in the competitive job market.
RyeACCESS recognizes that students with disabilities have a diverse range of experiences both on and off campus. However, one experience that is consistent is that of disempowerment. As students with disabilities it is our time to reclaim our bodies and minds, take control of the services we use, and work with our allies to achieve the freedom and autonomy we deserve. This freedom comes in multiple forms including: professors and staff working with us to find creative solutions; the ability to physically access every building, classroom and office on campus; knowing that when you are experiencing a crisis that people will be there to support you in the ways you need – rather than forcing treatment; full choice and self-direction of support services such as attendants, interpreters, and interveners; and much more.
RyeACCESS works to reclaim our bodies and minds through advocacy, campaigns, outreach, education, and events. We focus on both systemic and individual issues in an effort to create an equitable environment and promote the empowerment, autonomy and freedom of students with disabilities.