HOW IT WORKS
The Virtual Immersion Program
SignOn connects the hearing and Deaf communities through authentic virtual learning interaction that give American Sign Language learners the unique opportunity to communicate one-on-one with a Deaf ASL Ambassador.
Immersing yourself in the Deaf Community has never been easier!
SignOn users connect with their Deaf ASL Ambassador via a two-way video portal on our proprietary, Web-based platform. During their live 30-minute sessions, users can personalize their experience choosing to practice everything from basic vocabulary to daily conversation.
SignOn is available to anyone with a sincere interest in improving their American Sign Language ability. We strive to serve a wide variety of individuals, from students in grades K-12 to students of college level ASL courses; from family members, friends and colleagues of Deaf individuals to companies that have a desire to better communicate with the Deaf Community.
As a registered SignOn user, you can use our Web-based portal to purchase and schedule sessions with our Deaf ASL Ambassador at your convenience – the beauty of the virtual world! Our virtual program gives you the ability to choose sessions that fit your lifestyle.
Before a scheduled session, our Deaf ASL Ambassador will be aware of and prepared to work on specific requests made by you. You can tailor the session to meet your personal learning goals.
Once connected, the Deaf ASL Ambassador will introduce themselves and ask the ASL Learner to do the same. Following this brief greeting, the 30-minute session will get underway.
We want to give you as many opportunities to sign with as many different people as possible. For this reason, we do not allow you to pick who your Deaf ASL Ambassador will be. This will allow you to experience unique, authentic conversations with different individuals.
After the Session…
After each session, your Deaf ASL Ambassador is required to fill out a feedback form which gets sent directly to you. This allows you to reflect and learn from your individual sessions. The feedback is based on five criteria:
Meet Our Deaf ASL Ambassadors