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Good morning,

So, my name is Travis.  I'm learning ASL through the startasl website for the time being and will be taking ASL classes this fall and next spring.  I'm learning ASL to help with my patients.  I work for a hospital and have had three interactions recent with deaf or hoh patients that I have had to use a tablet on wheels with a video interpreter.  That was a great experience and tool, but it was only valuable while I had the interpreter on the line.  Once I got my patient into the room to work with them, I was no longer able to communicate my instructions due to my lack of knowledge of ASL.  So I made it a point to try and learn.

 

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