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Our use of negative or stereotyping words and labels can cause others to think that people with disabilities are not able to achieve the things that others can achieve.

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Guide to Medical ASL

We are here to bridge the gap between communities of people with and without disabilities through education and training. Use our free Guide to Medical ASL to help you effectively serve individuals living with disabilities. Share them with your office staff, medical providers or friends and enjoy learning something new!

Use the form to download a PDF version of our guide to basic medical ASL (American Sign Language). This PDF document is designed to be printed and folded. When printing two-sided, select the option to flip on the short edge. 

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Get our free guide to Basic Medical ASL!

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At Ability Together, we work to make change happen through education and awareness. Please use this free resource to help you in your goal to improve accessibility through communication. 

Share it with your office staff, medical providers and friends!

This PDF document is designed to be printed and folded. When printing two-sided, select the option to flip on the short edge.