Carrie (a female with shoulder length brown hair, wears a grey suit jacket over a flowered blouse) is sitting in front of a light background and is signing into the camera.
Hello! I’m Carrie Biell. I’m from Seattle, Washington. I am hearing. I provide Vocational Rehabilitation services for the Department of Services for the Blind (DSB), in the state of Washington. My mother is DeafBlind so I’ve used PTASL my entire life. As I got older, I learned more about PTASLfrom other DeafBlind community members, and it has always been my preference to honor the DeafBlind community’s language. For me, PTASL is the most clear, direct way to communicate with DeafBlind individuals. It provides environmental information, and the grammatical markers typically found in facial expressions in ASL, all in one beautiful language. #WhyISignPTASL
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