CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Silent ASL Take Over, a free Deaf Awareness event, will take place on Saturday, September 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at Fountain Square. Deaf Awareness Week is celebrated nationwide during the last week in September of every year in commemoration of the first observance in 1951 by the World Congress of the Deaf. This is a time when all signing communities recognize the language, culture, and everyday experiences of deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
The Silent ASL Take Over is a Tri-State event aimed to celebrate and recognize Deaf culture and American Sign Language (ASL) all in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky (OINK). The event will include local and national vendors with information and resources, educational associations, and a Children’s corner with fun activities planned for kids. The main stage performance will be from 2 to 4 p.m.