If you will be in the San Francisco area on June 9th, celebrate ASL Day, hosted by San Francisco Recreation & Parks. June 9th was declared “American Sign Language Day” in San Francisco by Mayor Newsom in 2007. This year’s celebration will include a BBQ, potluck, and family activities from 11 am – 3 pm at Wawona Clubhouse and Playground (19th & Linda St, San Francisco, CA, 94110). The event is free, and hamburgers, hotdogs, beverages, entertainment, and arts & crafts will be provided. Just bring a dish to share, and join the fun!
For those of you unable to attend ASL Day, consider attending a class or program offered through San Francisco Recreation & Parks. All of their locations can provide accessibility devices and services such as auxiliary aids, real-time captioning, and ASL interpretation (in addition to modifications for those who require visual and physical accommodations), when advanced notice is provided. In addition, San Francisco Recreation & Parks has an adaptive recreation program called, Project Insight. Project Insight includes a wide range of accessible programs, which includes events and programs for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. By working with the local community, this organization hopes to provide more programs and accommodations for the diverse population of San Francisco, so take advantage of these accessible classes, events, and programs.
For more information regarding ASL Day, accessible programs, Project Insight, and upcoming events, visit the San Francisco Recreation & Parks website at http://sfrecpark.org. You can also download the free San Francisco Recreation & Parks app from the App Store, which contains useful maps and information.