New From National Park Service – Yosemite

March 22, 2011 in Advocacy & Access
New From National Park Service – Yosemite

Video in American Sign Language with Captions

 If you’re thinking about exploring, how about a trip to Yosemite National Park? The National Park Service (NPS) now has a video about Yosemite in American Sign Language, with captions, signed by Ranger and Deaf Services Coordinator Rye Zemelsky.  Ranger Zemelsky explains that the entrance fee is free for people with disabilities at Yosemite and other national parks through the NPS Access Pass.  He also talks about the equipment available for visitors to use; they’ll be getting a public videophone soon.  Those who use texting will be pleased to know that it works within the park, but only AT&T and Verizon get a good signal.

 If you need an interpreter at Yosemite, just ask. Ranger Zemelsky is a certified interpreter.

The website has a transcript of the video so you can also read everything that is signed in the video, and a link to the park’s accessibility guide describing access to areas, facilities and services by people with disabilities.

For more information about Yosemite and to  watch Ranger Zemelsky’s video click here.