ASL New Years Countdown

Let’s count down to the New Year with ten New Year’s related signs and five tips to help your festivities be a little more inclusive for your deaf friends and family members. 

 

Wish those you love who may be deaf or hard of hearing a “Happy New Year” in ASL, and be sure to include them in your celebrations by following these five tips:

Play deaf friendly games and activities! Our favorite deaf friendly games to play together in a large group are Minute to Win It games and Telestrations.

Turn on the captions! Many of us love to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, just don’t forget to turn on the captions for your Deaf or hard of hearing family and friends. That way they can enjoy the Times Square festivities along with everyone else!

Turn on the lights! Be sure to keep those lights turned up so that it makes communicating easier and reduces eye strain.

Wear name tags! Many deaf individuals miss out on hearing names during introductions. By wearing name tags, deaf adults and children will know who everyone is while socializing.

Take the time to include the deaf individual even if you aren’t fluent in sign language! Many deaf people feel isolated during get togethers. Use what you have, write back and forth using good old fashion pen and paper, or use a voice transcribing app on your phone. Keep them involved in what’s going on during the party.

Play deaf friendly games and activities! Our favorite deaf friendly games to play together in a large group are Minute to Win It games and Telestrations.

Turn on the captions! Many of us love to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, just don’t forget to turn on the captions for your Deaf or hard of hearing family and friends. That way they can enjoy the Times Square festivities along with everyone else!

Turn on the lights! Be sure to keep those lights turned up so that it makes communicating easier and reduces eye strain.

Wear name tags! Many deaf individuals miss out on hearing names during introductions. By wearing name tags deaf adults and children will know who everyone is while socializing.

Take the time to include the deaf individual even if you aren’t fluent in sign! Many deaf people feel isolated during get togethers. Use what you have, write back and forth using good old fashion pen and paper, or use a voice transcribing app on your phone. Keep them involved in what’s going on during the party.

Our goal is to help you learn more ASL this coming year so that you can communicate with those you love.  We hope your goals include learning more American Sign Language and we are excited to help you along your journey! 

 

Let’s start the countdown! In each video below you will learn a New Year’s sign counting down from ten all the way to one! You’ve got this!  

10... Year

9... Look Back/Memories

8... Goal

7... Don't Give Up!

6... Party

5... Evening/Night

4... Games

3... Appetizers

2... Midnight

1... Happy New Year!

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