Local Police Officers Introduced to American Sign Language

At the age of 9, hearing impaired Morgan Bock was in a bus accident along with other deaf or hard of hearing children. Bock was the only one able to communicate with the emergency personnel through reading their lips.

Now a sophomore in high school, Bock created a presentation for her local Bucks County, PA police department to introduce officers to American Sign Language. She put together binders that contained the ASL alphabet, basic emergency signs and general information about how to approach a deaf or hard of hearing person in an emergency situation.

The presentation was a success and the officers felt better informed about how to handle a deaf person during an emergency. Bock left her presentation binders behind so the officers could have them for future reference.

Read the full story here on page 9 of the Plumstead Newsletter.

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Source: The Plumstead Newsletter