A Georgia nonprofit is bringing the nationwide emergency preparedness program (CERT) to the deaf community, WSPA News reports.
All Hands On is bringing deaf individuals into FEMA’s community emergency response training. The program is taught by deaf instructors for deaf students, learning everything from basic first aid to how to react during a terrorist attack.
Every step of the curriculum is taught in American Sign Language.
All Hands On was founded by Aaron Shoemaker, who grew up in a hearing family but learned ASL from his parents as an infant and has worked with the deaf community all his life.
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