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Yosemite Deaf Services

About This Blog

During the summer, we'll post updates and information about Yosemite's Deaf Services Program. You can contact the deaf services coordinator, Jessica Cole, at 209/222-3944 (VP) or 209/379-5250 (v/txt), or at yose_deaf_services@nps.gov.

DeafNation World Expo!

July 24, 2012 Posted by: Jessica Cole

Yosemite Deaf Services will have a booth at the DeafNation World Expo in Las Vegas next week. Come by to say hi, ask questions, or just gaze at the gorgeous posters and photographs I'll have on display. Come tell me what you'd like to see Deaf Services do in the future, and if you've been to Yosemite and used Deaf Services in the past, come tell me how it went.

 

Mountains, Rivers, Rocks, Clouds--They're All Deaf!

July 20, 2012 Posted by: Jessica Cole

Yosemite is a naturally Deaf-friendly place. It's the outdoors! You don't need to hear here. You can camp, swim, float, hike, bike, and take in all the scenery without any need for hearing or interpreting. Working here reminded me of this wonderful Clayton Valli poem, "Deaf World," about the natural connection many Deaf people have with the outdoors.

 

2012 Deaf Services News

July 20, 2012 Posted by: Jessica Cole

There have been several exciting changes for Yosemite Deaf Services since the 2011 season.

 

Did You Know?

American Indians use traditional ignition methods on a prescribed fire project

The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.