Create American Sign Language (ASL) Accredited Classes at Kennesaw State University

Create American Sign Language (ASL) Accredited Classes at Kennesaw State University

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ASL Club Kennesaw State University started this petition to Professor Olaf Berwald and

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students can only lip read only 30-40% of the words spoken in conversation, and these students often have to conform to hearing society. Our society should attempt to be more mindful and aware of the deaf community and aid in communication when we can.

At least five years ago, Kennesaw State University used to have an American Sign Language Club, and the organization, unfortunately, didn't live on today. However in Fall of 2018, a group of students including Jess Osborn, Ashley Spillers, and Marina Cavanaugh, have revived the club, and the ASL Owls want to revive not just a community but an older petition to fight for accredited courses at KSU for American Sign Language. 

This would be in the right step for one of the most densely populated colleges in Georgia to be more inclusive towards the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. ASL Club at KSU will spread awareness and advocate for the accessibility of this important language, and hopefully, with many signatures, we can convince the chair of the foreign language department to add ASL onto their roster of languages.

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