Alaska Registry of Interpreters 
              for the Deaf

How to: Visual Vernacular

  • 04 May 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • UAA Rasmuson Hall Rm 220 Anchorage, AK


  • Participant should have some knowledge of ASL
  • AKRID Member July 2018 - 2019, will receive CEUs
  • Pre certified and certified Deaf Interpreters. Will receive CEUs if also a member of National RID
  • Participants who register from April 22 - 26. Will receive CEUs if a member of National RID
  • Participant who is not a Deaf Interpreter or ASL Student or AKRID Member. Will receive CEUs if a member of National RID

Registration is closed

Visual Vernacular (VV) is a diverse, expressive mode of communication using gesture for storytelling in American Sign Language (ASL).  This hands-on 3 hour workshop will focus on providing techniques for incorporating visual vernacular in ASL interpretation and in story telling.  

Visual Vernacular will include techniques such as: long shot, fast/slow motion, zoom, panoramic view, role shifting and many more.  Justin Perez will provide examples and explain how these features enhance storytelling ability.  VV is an important form of communication for many Deaf people to reinforce, enhance and clarify difficult concepts in ASL.

Who's invited??  Certified and Pre Certified Deaf and Hearing Interpreters and ASL Students

Participants will:

  • Demonstrate 5 features of Visual Vernacular (VV) by repeating examples shown by the presenter
  • Identify the different features and techniques of VV in ASL media stories
  • Create an ASL story using the features of VV 
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