Spring 2017 Queer & Trans ASL Courses
ASL Courses for the queer & trans communities
Classes begin week of April 18, 2017!
When you register, check your confirmation for specific dates and times!
Due to limited resources, the levels below are the only courses being offered at this time.
Space is limited. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment!
There are 2 ways to register:
1) Register online via Eventbrite (PayPal, e-transfer, cash or cheque options available)
2) Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange registration and payment if you do not want to pay online.
ASL 101 and ASL 301 will be held at OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), 252 Bloor Street West - sponsored by OPIRG (Ontario Public Interest Research Group) Toronto. The combined ASL 102 and 103 class will be held at The 519, 519 Church St.
ASL 101, April 22 - June 24, Saturdays, 12 pm - 3pm
ASL 102-ASL 103, April 18 - June 20, Tuesdays, 6pm - 8 pm
ASL 301, April 22 - June 24, Saturdays, 3 pm - 6 pm
UPDATE: Level 2 classes are no longer offered due to an updated Level 1 curriculum that includes content from the old Level 2 curriculum. Students who have completed Level 104 and old level 200 classes in the past are welcome to sign up for 301.
UPDATE #2: For now, the exact dates and times are in the process of being determined. Please register anyway and we will inform you when these dates and times have been confirmed. These are the dates and times your teachers have said they want to teach.
UPDATE #3: ASL 101 and 104 classes are no longer starting on April 1. They now begin on April 22.
UPDATE #4: ASL 301 will start April 22. Times to be determined soon.
UPDATE #5: ASL 301 is now at OISE for 3 pm to 6 pm. All dates and times have been confirmed.
UPDATE #6: ASL 104 has been cancelled due to no registration. ASL 103 is now combined with ASL 102.
If these dates and times do not suit you, please be sure to receive updates of upcoming ASL courses:
Sliding Scale: $80-$95
(HST is no longer being applied to prices!)
Free for Deaf & Hard of Hearing folks with low income only.
Payment instalment plan available. Minimum $20 per instalment up to 5 instalments (by post-dated cheques only).
Pay by: cash, cheque, PayPal or e-transfer
NOTE: When paying by cheque or e-transfer on Eventbrite, choose "Pay Offline" option.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Registration will remain open until classes begin.
- FAQs -
Who is Hands On ASL!?
Hands On ASL! runs ASL classes and retreats for the queer and trans communities in the GTA. Hands On ASL! is a proud supporter of the Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD).
Can you tell me what the accessibility is like in these classes?
All ASL classes are offered in wheelchair accessible spaces. However, not all spaces have automatic push door buttons. Currently, classes are either at OPSEU on Wellesley or at The 519 on Church Street in Toronto. Both have working elevators. There are gender neutral washrooms at The 519. OPSEU Does not have gender neutral washrooms but are made gender neutral during the duration of the courses. On the registration form, we also ask folks to share their access needs with us so that our instructors are aware of how to best accommodate them in the classroom. The classes are in scent free spaces. If you have any questions about the accessibility of the classes or the space, or if we have not mentioned something that you would like to know, please contact us anytime.
Hey, why do the dates shown on my confirmation email differ from the dates I select in my registration?
Eventbrite seems to be a bit funny that way. We can't show you specific dates for each course on the outset but as you register, you will see a breakdown of all levels and course dates. Be sure to select the level and dates you want when you register. You will also get a confirmation email with the details, including the start and end dates with times. Just look for your level, and the dates and times will be listed next to it. We will also be sending you a reminder email prior to the course start date with all the information you'll need.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact us at Hands On ASL! anytime via firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I update my registration information?
Absolutely! You can use the link in your confirmation email to update your information anytime!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No need. We will have everything electronically accessible and we will be there personally to check you in at the first class.
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds after the registration period has ended. A deferral may be granted, at the coordinator's discretion, should you need to withdraw for emergency reasons. However, you must inform the coordinator before the third class.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Totally. Also, let us know your preferred name for us to use in class. We will need this for our attendance sheets for the instructors.
Is there a workbook offered with this course?
We use the Vista Signing Naturally Curriculum as a guide to teach our courses and add specific material to the course content to cater to our queer & trans* classes. Due to lack of resources (people not returning workbooks out on loan), we will no longer have copies of student workbooks to loan. We do have some copies left for purchase. We are working on making more resources accessible to you as you pursue your ASL studies. You may also choose to purchase your own copy of the Signing Naturally Student Workbook for your level, but check in with your instructor to see if you will be using it often!
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Hands On ASL!
Hands On ASL runs ASL classes and the annual queer & trans ASL summer retreat for the queer and trans communities in the GTA. Hands On ASL! is a proud supporter of the Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD).