Deaf Awareness Day

Thu. September 26, 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Featuring ASL-friendly presentations, educational activities, and more!

In commemoration of National Deaf Awareness Week, come discover the Aquarium in a modified environment catered to guests who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families/caregivers. Guests of all ages including seniors are welcome to attend this afternoon event, which is held as part of the Aquarium’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative and in partnership with the Deaf Community Board and the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

This event is held as part of the Texas State Aquarium’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative.

Support for the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative is provided in part by a partnership with the Driscoll Health Plan and a grant from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation.

Deaf Awareness Day at the Aquarium will feature an American Sign Language(ASL)-friendly presentation schedule, including an ASL-modified Diver in the Water Show. ASL translators will also be available at all afternoon presentations including the Wild Flight Show and DOLPHINS! “What to Expect” signage will be placed at participating exhibits and three “calm zones” will be provided for guests.

An educational activity will be available in the Flint Hills Resource Center and several deaf awareness resources booths from the American Sign Language Club at Del Mar College and the Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Program will be present.

Schedule

2:30 p.m. – Wild Flight Show with ASL interpreter

3 p.m. – Diver in the Water Adapted Show with ASL Diver Presentation

3:30 p.m. – Dolphin Presentation with ASL interpreter

Purchase Tickets

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact:

Ann Vlach
361-881-1381
avlach@txstateaq.org