Tactile ASL: Learning the Language of the Deaf-Blind- 0.3 CEUs


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Product Description

It has been estimated that as much as 90% of communication is non-verbal. Our body language and facial expressions all add meaning to our expressions. Even more so for a complex visual language like ASL. How can this visual non-manual morphemes, modulation, intonation, and spatial references be conveyed to someone with little or no vision?

This workshop provides service providers with research-based strategies for implementing the appropriate modifications to our sign production, effectively convey implicit and explicit visual contextual information to Deaf-blind consumers tactually.

With the proper accommodations, we will provide the Deaf-blind with equal access to content and intent of a message, increasing opportunities for successful outcomes and empowerment.


As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. -Identify visual contextual information that requires production modification for Deaf-blind.
  2. -Explain techniques for conveying visual content tactually.
  3. -Produce clear, semantically rich interpretations into Tactile ASL to Deafblind consumers while maintaining the spirit of the message.

Presented in ASL.

Additional information


0.3 Professional Studies

The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.



Refund Policy

We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.

Target Audience

Working sign language interpreters

Presenter Information

Brent Tracy, B.Ed, NIC, Ed:K-12
Brent is a dual nationally certified interpreter and CODbA (Child of a Deaf-Blind Adult). Having one hearing and one Deaf parent afforded him the opportunity to grow up as a bilingual using both English and ASL.

Since starting his interpreting career at Gallaudet University in 1999, Brent has worn several professional hats: interpreter, coordinator, advocate, mentor, and presenter. However, his current position as owner/CEO of Equal Access Resources is his proudest achievement. E.A.R. was founded in 2013 to educate, advocate, and inspire service providers and practitioners to gain a better understanding of the Deaf and Deafblind communities they serve.

Through online and social media platforms, Brent has educated thousands of service providers, students, and practitioners through access to resources and information that will help bridge cultural and linguistic gaps between the hearing and Deaf worlds.

Today, Brent continues to travel abroad presenting workshops, training and mentoring service providers about equal access for the Deaf and Deafblind.