Gerard (Haitian male with long braided hair, goatee and mustache, wearing a bandana on his head, and a light blue short sleeved shirt and black shorts) stands in front a wood paneled wall and signs into the camera.
I'm Gerard Romilus. I live in Maryland. I'm Deaf and sighted. I work on the maintenance team in a hotel. I use protactile American Sign Language (PTASL) so I can communicate better with my wife. We've struggled trying to communicate, and finding PTASL has really helped to lessen the stress. For example, if I need to tell her that I need to pick up something, I can show her with a map on her hand. It's so much more clear. It's so exciting to be able to communicate like that! #WhyISignPTASL
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