Yosemite Deaf Services

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Yosemite National Park has been providing Deaf services since 1979. In this blog, Yosemite's Deaf services coordinator, Kara Stella, will share updates on park activities that are relevant to the Deaf community. You can contact Yosemite Deaf services at 209/379-5250 (v/txt) or at yose_deaf_services@nps.gov. (VP number coming soon.)

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.


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.


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.


Last updated: July 24, 2012

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