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Online Classes

Does your schedule change week-to-week? Do you have commitments that keep your hours late? We offer courses specifically tailored to your schedule, whatever that may be. On-demand means there is no class to "sign up for", or schedule of classes to join. You start when you're ready, on your schedule. You can start learning ASL as soon as you like, often in less than 24 hours.

Sign Language Course


Dr. Shaelyn O'Riordan is a Deaf Interpreter and Instructor (meaning she is Deaf, herself). Having grown up in a house enriched by Deaf culture with two Deaf parents, ASL is her native language. She holds a Bachelor's in Applied Linguistics with focus on Neuro-Linguistic Studies from Ashford University, and two Ph.D's in the field of natural medicine and pharmacology. She further serves the community as a Deaf Interpreter in the field of medicine.

Dr. Shae has extensive knowledge in a wide range of subject matter and experience with many individuals with different abilities, with which she is familiar, and comfortable teaching. She is highly specialized in the field of Tactile Interpreting and signing, and Pro-Tactile Techniques for Deaf-Blind individuals. In addition, she has decades of experience working with multi-disabled individuals including TBI's (Traumatic Brain Injuries), different cognitive and language abilities, and a myriad of physical disabilities interspersed with cognitive and learning disabilities. 

We are confident that Dr. Shae will bring the utmost understanding, compassion and fun to your new thriving learning environment! She has an exceptional ability to connect with students no matter their background, age, ability, or goals for ASL. 


Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Deaf Coffee
    Sun, Jun 27
    Online thru Zoom
    Jun 27, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Online thru Zoom
    Come hang out and sign with us! Open to all signing levels! Only one rule: no voicing, so come spend some time in ASL
  • Dysconcious Audism: The Impacts and Solutions for Our Daily Lives
    Jul 31, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    Online Event
    Ever wonder how we are setting ourselves up for failure? Ever wonder how we internalized audism and even use it against our own culture?
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