Accessibility - Deaf Community Programs
Alameda Sangha welcomes members of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community whose primary mode of communication is American Sign Language (ASL). We are working to grow our team of ASL interpreters so that all our programs can be fully accessible to those who sign.
Since Dharma talks often deal in abstract concepts, we seek skilled and experienced interpreters who are either certified or advanced-level ASL interpreting students. If you qualify and are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Buddhist tradition, when interpreters are at a meeting, all members express thanks for their work with dana (donations of mindful generosity). Our interpreters find this work a fulfilling way to contribute to the Deaf community while also learning more about Buddhism.
Please also visit Deaf Mindfulness in the Bay Area -- a mindfulness Facebook group for the SF Bay Area Deaf Community.