About 30 years later ADCO was transformed into ADCO Hearing Products when the company was sold to Lynn Stambaugh and Pat Schurott. During this time, the product selection was expanded to include a vast selection of communication products for the Deaf and hard of hearing, as well as a number of gift, novelty and educational items. By focusing on providing services and solutions that empowered customers to communicate freely and effectively without barriers, the company transformed into the ADCO Hearing Products that is widely known today.
While still in college I began teaching ASL at Mesa Community College in Arizona. Since then I have not stopped. A 1 year tour with the National Theater of the Deaf (NTD) sharpened my translation and storytelling skills and I continue to use that experience in my daily teaching.
My greatest and most enjoyable challenge is to teach my 3 daughters who are 12, 10 and 4 years old. They are all hearing and each have their own style and approach to ASL.
My students range in age from toddlers on up to grandparents all with the same need. To communicate in ASL.
I still get excited when I see a former student on stage interpreting, in a classroom teaching or simply signing with a friend.
As an entrepeneur I am able to reach a much wider audience. Numerous schools in the United States and Canada have hundreds of students logging in daily to my online curriculum to complete their fingerspelling lessons.
This website is designed for you - to help you reach your ASL goals anytime and anywhere.
I am available to teach workshops and speak at your next event.
DawnSignPress creates, develops, and publishes quality American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture-related DVDs and books. Dedicated to the principle that Deaf people are the natural experts regarding their language and culture, DawnSignPress wholeheartedly supports the efforts of Deaf people to document ASL, Deaf culture, history, heritage, and literature.
Everyday ASL Productions is a New York City based company founded by a team of Deaf ASL educators with varied experiences throughout both Deaf and hearing communities. This team understands the importance of promoting and educating American Sign Language (ASL) to ensure successful communication with others using the language.
We want to be the one-stop resource of products for people with any level of hearing loss, from assistive products like vibrating alarm clocks and loud, amplified telephones to books and DVDs on sign language and improving interpreting skills.
The Deaf Resource Library (http://www.deaflibrary.org) is a virtual library -- an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics. While I have a bias towards cultural Deaf models, I have tried to include more material about hard of hearing issues as well.