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The Basics of Sign Language for Museum Staff

4–25 April 2016
Mondays, 7:00 pm


Four classes of Russian sign language will make your museum more accessible for visitors that are hard of hearing.

Just like theatre begins with the cloakroom, a museum experience begins long before the visitor enters the exhibition. To make museums more open and friendly to hearing-impaired visitors Garage launches a short course of Russian Sign Language for museum staff. The course will dispel myths about deafness and help museums better understand their visitors. In four classes Garage’s Inclusive Programs manager, teacher and signer Vlad Kolesnikov will tell the group about working with deaf and hard of hearing visitors and show the basic phrases in sign language, which might be useful in communicating with hearing-impaired visitors in a museum.


Duration: 1 month
25 participants
The course is free 

To attend classes, please complete the form and e-mail it to openmuseum@garagemca.org by March 20

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