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Be Prepared For Next Season -- Sign Language For Snowy Days

For those that follow Ski Rex Media on the various social media channels, you know that I try to say "Good Morning" each day and that I try to add a GIF to those posts. Well, the other day there were snow flurries here at the HQ, so a GIF that had something to do with flurries was to be used. This is the one that I found.

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I figured the use of that GIF would be a one-shot deal and that would be the end of it. That was until I noticed that the gentleman demonstrating had more American Sign Language (ASL) GIFs hosted on GIPHY, some of which pertained to the weather and, as is obvious if I'm bringing it up on a ski, snowboard, and winter sports website, a bunch on snowfall.

That gentleman is Robert DeMayo, an actor and educator who works, obviously, with sign language and has a program available that teaches ASL via his website at signwithrobert.com. Now, I don't know offhand if Mr. DeMayo is a skier, snowboarder, or a winter sports enthusiast, but he does have some graphics that can help those of us who are when it comes to one of our favorite things...SNOWFALL!!!

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Now from there, we can move on to other winter weather that we might not enjoy as much as snow, but we are going to have to deal with whether we like it or not.

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How's that for an overview of winter weather via ASL? I feel that this could come in handy. Yes, this is just an overview using GIFs, so it would be better to have some formal education in ASL as it would with any language that one might come across. Also, we do live in a time where we have near science-fiction level technology. It won't be long before there is an app for our devices that can translate sign language just by pointing the camera at the person using sign language. But, the education and the apps aren't always available. It's worth it to have a look at these, that way if you see them in use you know what's going on, and then move on to more formal lessons if you are interested in doing so.

Also, don't forget that there has been a huge push in the adaptive sports community. It's now more likely than ever than one might be skiing, riding, or participating in other sports with a person who might be hearing impaired, or other need for an adaptive component.

In any case, I thought it might be interesting to some of you out there to see this, especially since I was able to gear it towards winter. Who knows? As I said before, it might also come in wicked handy.

Thumbnail Credit: Sign With Robert/GIPHY

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