SCAVENGER HUNT WEEK TWO #DHM17 - Hearing and Speech Agency


Every year Deaf History Month is celebrated from March 13 to April 15 to commemorate landmark events in Deaf history. On March 13, 1988, The Deaf President Now movement succeeded, placing I. King Jordan as the first Deaf president of Gallaudet University. On April 8, 1864, President Lincoln signed the charter for the first college for the deaf, which later was renamed Gallaudet University: this day is known as Gallaudet Charter Day. On April 15, 1817, the American School for the Deaf opened its doors, marking the first public school for the deaf in American history.

To celebrate Deaf History Month, HASA is launching a month-long scavenger hunt challenge! Just check in on our blog and social media every week for the next installment. Don’t forget to share your achievement with us using the hashtag #DHM17 on social media!

For the week of March 20: SIGN YOUR NAME!

The basics of any language is learning the alphabet, and American Sign Language is no different! Your challenge for this week: take a video or series of pictures of you signing your name in ASL. Share it on social media with the hashtag #DHM17 or email it to us at for us to post! Need some help learning the alphabet? Check out this diagram from LifePrint as an introduction. Looking to learn more ASL? Register for our ASL Classes here.

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