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Explore the World of American Sign Language, Part 1

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This workshop teaches American Sign Language (ASL) communication fundamentals through interactive exercises. Participants will learn fingerspelling, basic vocabulary, grammar, and conversational techniques while gaining a deeper appreciation for deaf culture.

Presented by Shenyiah Fuller, Shequetta Gravely, and Ruth Bieri-Ferguson.

A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

Part 1 of 2

Shenyiah Fuller is a second-year student at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY, where she is pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in the Pre-baccalaureate studies program, majoring in Pre-baccalaureate Science. Fuller is thrilled to offer her expertise in American Sign Language and assist individuals in acquiring essential knowledge and skills for those who are deaf and hard of hearing. She is eager to share her passion for improving communication and social interaction.


Shequetta Gravely, a video relay, educational, and community interpreter, is a seasoned professional with a wealth of qualifications. She holds a pair of AAS degrees majoring in General Studies and Liberal Arts – Educational Interpreter Training Specialization, a pair of Career Studies certificates in General Education and Weekend Educational Interpreter Training, a BS degree in Health Sciences with a specialization in Health Services Administration, and a pair of MS degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. With over 15+ years of experience, Shequetta has demonstrated her dedication to interpreting by meeting the minimum qualification on the Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS) administered by the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) and the minimum qualifications for educational interpreting in the K12 setting for both elementary and secondary grade levels (Birth-Grade 12) administered by the Boys Town National Research Hospital at the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Center. She is an active member of the Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (VRID) and the National Association of Interpreters in Education (NAIE), further demonstrating her commitment to her profession.

During Shequetta’s free time, she enjoys volunteering, pleasure reading and listening to audiobooks, journaling affirmations, and listening to podcasts. Shequetta is looking forward to working with everyone to provide interpreting services to support communication needs and to support best practices in the field.


My name is Ruth Bieri-Ferguson. I am a wife, mother, and Interpreter. I have been in the interpreting field for over 15 years, but I have been signing all my life. I am the oldest of 7 children; 2 of my sisters are Hard of Hearing. I enjoy the outdoors and anything beach-related. I am looking forward to working alongside you all for these workshops.


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May 28
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm