2 Dec 2014 VITAC

Spread Holiday Cheer in American Sign Language

VITAC’s getting into the holiday spirit and we invite you to do the same, with help from the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)! Learn how to sign holiday greetings this year with these videos:

-Sign each of the major holidays along with this video from the Canadian Hearing Society. The video includes at least one holiday for each month, beginning and ending with New Year’s — Day in January and Eve in December – along with brief explanations of the signs.-Learn the signs of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa in these videos by Everyday ASL. From “dreidel,” and “menorah,” to “Happy Kwanzaa,” and “fruit,” learn along with the instructor in preparation for these holiday celebrations.-“Since we’ve no place to go,” sign along to Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! with Sign Language Specialists as the beloved Dean Martin song plays along.

Learn more signs of Christmas with Mitch and Danielle as they act out holiday activities, including eating cookies, spotting Santa and his reindeer and placing presents under the tree. Sign “Santa Claus,” “snow man,” “stocking,” and many more!

VITAC is a proud partner and approved caption vendor of the DCMP, and while most of their materials require a membership to view, these and many more ASL tutorials are available for free on their site.

By Brittany Bender