Vol 2 No. 42 October 20, 2023

Build Bridges with Sign Language and Accessibility Training

Vol 2 No. 42 October 20, 2023

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Hi NTI Learner,

Sign Language is a bridge to connect, communicate and collaborate with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. With so much to learn from the vibrant culture of the deaf community in Barbados and worldwide, sign language is an invaluable skill and an asset to personal growth and career development. Foster inclusivity through this communication method and learn how to provide accessible services for persons with disabilities in education, the arts and the workplace with our courses below.


Building Bridges


“When you learn sign language, you are bridging a gap between two communities,” which is what American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Bonnie Leonce is most passionate about. With 25 years of local and international ASL engagement, Bonnie breaks down the need to check our biases, alleviate discrimination and embrace inclusivity. She also provides a clear understanding of deafness as an invisible disability and the importance of having deaf-friendly and accessible spaces.

Recommended Courses

Click on any Course below to Register and Enroll

Beginners Sign Language

NTI - Beginner Level - Approx. 12 hours to complete

In this course, Sign Language interpreter Bonnie Leonce and member of the Deaf community Lionel Smith walk you through the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL).

Autonomous University of Barcelona - Intermediate Level - Approx. 16 hours to complete

This course will explore the many accessible services you can offer, how to implement them in your venue or production and hopes to mainstream accessibility so all people have equal access to culture.

University of Colorado Boulder - Beginner Level - Approx. 7 hours to complete

This course provides instruction and strategies to support you in developing a course that is inclusive to students with a wide range of abilities, including students with disabilities.

ESSEC Business School - Beginner Level - Approx. 10 hours to complete

You’ll become capable of seeing and hearing differences in a way that helps you better channel the diversity potential in your workplace for greater performance and innovation.


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