Kelly (a female with long brown hair pulled back into a ponytail, wearing a short sleeved black shirt) is sitting in front of a black background and is signing into the camera.
Hello! I'm Kelly. My sign name is a K that moves over top of my arm, and is modified for PTASL where the K actually touches my arm. I'm Chicago. I'm DeafBlind. I'm a mother, an ASL instructor, and I also host various DeafBlind events such as, DeafBlind cruises, community events, and ProTactile Happy Hour (PTHH). I love PTASL, because I don't miss any part of the communication, or anything that a person is doing. So, for example, if a person is laughing, they can indicate that to me through touch, with what's called a "claw handshape". Being able to touch my body to show that they are laughing, I can feel that. Or, if they take my hand and put it to their vocal cords, I can feel them actually laughing. So, I'm not missing out on what's going on. That's why I love PTASL!
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