Sign language in a crisis: SRTC- Bainbridge meets the need

Published 4:27 pm Friday, July 12, 2019

Imagine you’ve just been involved an accident. You’re injured, you’re scared, and you’re surrounded by strangers who are trying to help. Now imagine that you are deaf or hard of hearing, and nobody on the scene can communicate with you on even a rudimentary level.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, well over 37 million adults in the USA report some trouble hearing.

This month, SRTC – Bainbridge is offering an innovative class that aims to help First Responders meet the needs of those deaf or hard of hearing people when communication is a must.

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On Saturday, July 13 or Saturday, July 20, the Division of Economic Development will be offering American Sign Language instruction for First Responders at the SRTC-Bainbridge Midtown Location at 315 South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

These two-hour classes begin at 10am, and only cost $25 for the general public or $10 for currently enrolled SRTC students. 

Though this class is designed for First Responders, anyone interested in learning how to better communicate with people that have auditory issues are invited to register as well.

For more information and to register, please contact Susanne Reynolds, Director of Economic Development- Bainbridge, by calling (229) 243-3011, or emailing her at