(VP for the Deaf Community)
SigningwithVal serves the church-at-large in a variety of ways, one of which is ministry through music to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing alike. It is her desire that as she ministers in music, the hearts of the Deaf Community will be inspired and will want to learn about Jesus, while the hearts of those that are hearing will be moved to action. - "And how can they hear about him [Jesus] unless someone tells them?" (Romans 10:14 NLT)
- Consultation (via Zoom) - $25 (15 minutes -1 hour)
- ASL for Religious/Church Tutoring (via Zoom) - $30/hour
- ASL Individual Tutoring (via Zoom) - $30/hour
- ASL Group Teaching (via Zoom & in-person) - $22.50 per student per hour (3 to 15 individuals)
- ASL Songs/Music - $25/hour. Rate includes: 1) research, 2) interpreting song into ASL, 3) videotaping & editing song, 4) uploading to YouTube, and 5) sending link to client.
(Please contact for pricing)
- ASL Teaching (group) - out-of-state
- Interpreter (Single) - Church service, event, etc.
- Interpreter Team (specializing in concerts, live recordings, church services. special events and conferences/conventions of any size)
*For more information on any of our above services, please send an email to [email protected]. You will receive a response within 48-72 hours.
Silent Blessings is a nonprofit Christian outreach and evangelistic organization, formed in 1996 by the hearing father of a Deaf child. There focus is on getting the Gospel to Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.
https://www.deafmissions.com/ - They clearly communicate the Gospel of Jesus with Deaf people through their heart language, culture and identity. Deaf Missions has a Bible app that you can download in your Play Store. Bill Rice Ranch - The Ranch hosts events for young and old, Deaf and hearing, on the property and across the country for the purpose of revival and evangelism. https://billriceranch.org/ Boston Deaf Apostolate - their mission is dedicated to empowering and supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing faithful by providing full access to their faith especially to the Sacraments. Believing that, “Parish sacramental celebrations should be accessible to persons with disabilities [persons who are Deaf, or Hard of Hearing] and open to their full, active, and conscious participation…”¹ By incorporating Deaf Catholics into parish life, the entire community is enriched. This inclusion and belonging is aimed to encourage all members of Christ's body to bear fruit and share their gifts. We support and “encourage [Deaf and Hard of Hearing] to participate in all levels of pastoral ministry…”² The Deaf and Hard of Hearing faithful “are not only recipients of the Gospel, but are also called to proclaim it and to be witnesses to its truth.”³ https://bostondeafcatholic.org/ https://lifeprint.com/ - ASL University -- ASLU is an online American Sign Language curriculum resource center. They have been offering online sign language instruction since 1997. The program began as an effort to support parents of Deaf children living in rural or "outlying" areas without access to sign language classes.
ASLU provides many free self-study materials, lessons, and information. You are welcome to self-study from the various publicly available Lifeprint.com lessons for free. Dr. Bill, the founder, has over 100 excellent ASL lessons on YouTube. ASLU has a Facebook that students can join.
SigningSavvy.com is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada. Signing Savvy is an ideal resource to use while you learn sign language. It includes the ability to view large sign videos, build your own word lists and share them with others, create virtual flash cards and quizzes, print signs, build sign phrases. https://www.signingsavvy.com/ ASL Deafined is a subscription based website for American Sign Language (ASL) video lessons. The content is for anyone who wishes to learn ASL, regardless of age. It has been designed to instruct Deaf students, parents of Deaf children, and the community-at-large. You may cancel your subscription at any time. All lessons are taught by nationally certified interpreters. https://www.asldeafined.com/