Monica: How would you suggest we get practice signing?
DrVicars: Okay about practice. You need to tie into the Deaf community. I know that
somewhat difficult for many of you, but try to find a friend or someone else whom you can
You might want to try your local library's audio/visual dept. Ask the librarian about
teach sign language.
Check with your local college and or community education organizations.
Call the "night-school" director of your school district and ask about
Check with your state's division of services to the deaf.
If you are the religious type, check with your church for deaf outreach services.
Subscribe to the nationwide deaf magazines: The NAD Broadcaster (301) 587-1788
[Editor's note: the publication has been changed into "NAD Mag," so I
suggest you visit www.nad.org for subscription info], or the
Silent News (609) 802-1977. Then also subscribe to your local Deaf Community newspaper
When you get the newspapers, look in the "What's Happening" sections and try
to find activities
and events that you can attend or participate in.
Ask the Deaf people in your area if there is a list of Deaf Organizations and contact
Then contact the president of each organization that is of interest to you and ask if you
volunteer is some capacity.