A uniformed park ranger provides American Sign Language interpretation in Yosemite National Park
Park Ranger Kara Stella provides ASL interpretation during a Ranger-guided program in Yosemite National Park

40th Anniversary of Deaf Services Program in Yosemite

posted in: Event, Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park is pleased to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Deaf Services program October 11-14, 2019 by hosting special events designed for members of the Deaf community.

During this 4-day event, Yosemite National Park will be offering a wide variety of programs and activities for all ages that will be presented in American Sign Language (ASL). This will be one of the largest events held in a national park that is specifically designed for members of the Deaf community. Over 200 people from across the United States have already registered to attend.

All activities are open to the public. Tickets and advance registration is required for some activities. To see the full event schedule and additional details, please visit Yosemite/PlanYourVisit.

Since the Deaf Services program launched in 1979, Yosemite National Park has been dedicated to connecting the Deaf community to your national park. Sign language interpreting and assistive listening devices are available for free for all programs in the park. To request ASL interpretation services during your next visit to Yosemite, or to learn more about the Deaf Services program, please visit Yosemite/PlanYourVisit/DeafServices. To directly contact the Deaf Services program, please video call (209) 379-5250 or you can email yosemitedeafservices.