Signs of Communication, LLC was honored to have participated in Gallaudet Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute (GIEI)‘s first annual Alumni BisonTank competition. BisonTank was a 6-week cohort based program in which Gallaudet University alumni developed their early stage businesses, received mentorship and support and ultimately competed in a pitch competition. We were honored to be chosen as one of the seven competitors for our work with deaf and hard of hearing children — and even more so to be chosen as the third place winner!
Throughout the program, we received guidance from a team of experienced entrepreneurs and mentors who provided us with invaluable insights into entrepreneurship. We were able to refine our business model, identify key goals for the future, and improve upon our marketing strategy. As the world’s only Deaf-owned Applied Behavior Analysis company, we look forward to serving the Deaf community and being part of the Deaf ecosystem.
Seeking volunteers to come act in a one-of-a-kind production!
The BisonTank experience was truly life-changing for our company. With the prize money from this program, and in collaboration with the American Society for Deaf Children, we will be developing a social-emotional learning video series for deaf and hard of hearing children! This is a series of video episodes (each approximately 10-15min) that shows how families learn to solve their problems and achieve their goals. The episodes focus on four different families who have deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) children and communicate with American Sign Language (ASL) and English. During each episode, the kids “break the 4th wall” in order to include the audience, breaking down more complicated vocabulary and asking questions about their viewer’s life.
We are seeking volunteer actors to be involved in this project! You must be local to the Washington, D.C. area or willing to travel to the Washington, D.C. area. Volunteers will receive a gift card & special surprise for their time. We hope to film in December, either on a weekend or during winter vacation. The exact dates will be determined when we have selected actors. Come act with us!
Although the roles indicate gender, we are open to changing these to fit the right actors, including LGBT families, so feel free to pick any character you are interested in auditioning! Have an idea for a character that’s not listed? Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org