Dr. Francis Casale (male with gray and white hair and a white mustache, wearing a light colored, long sleeve, collared shirt and dark sleeveless vest) sits in front of a wooden wall and signs into the camera.
Hello, my name is Dr. Francis Casale. I'm from Covina, California where I work as a pastor for Deaf, DeafBlind, and hearing congregants. I'm interested in learning more about PTASL because it has helped me immensely. It offers a greater depth of information and can convey a more cohesive picture of the environmental context so I can better orient myself. Using PTASL, I have access to much more information about my environment and the world around me. As a blind person, I had felt socially isolated and alone in a crowd before being introduced to PT. With PT, I'm connected and interact more naturally just like anyone else might. Learning PT has been incredibly inspiring for me and I'm sincerely grateful for PTASL, which bridges the language of the Deaf and DeafBlind communities. It is simply beautiful.
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