Resident Director Mimi Dao teaches an ASL class to students in the Appleby Center. Photo by Kylie Kowalski | Pepperdine Graphic
Resident Director Mimi Dao teaches an ASL class to students in the Appleby Center. Photo by Kylie Kowalski | Pepperdine Graphic

Students Learn ASL for Disability Awareness Week

Approximately half a million people use American Sign Language in the United States, according to the Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


Pepperdine does not offer American Sign Language classes, according to the Academic Catalog. Students argue ASL is still an essential language to understand.

Disability Awareness Week occurred March 11-15. Various events on Pepperdine’s campus celebrated the week, including an introductory class on American Sign Language in the Appleby Center on March 13. Read more…


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