Toronto Police Service begins American Sign Language Video Pilot Project

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Toronto Police Service begins American Sign Language Video Pilot Project

August 31, 2007

As part of a three?month pilot project, the Toronto Police Service released two new versions of the “Guide to Police Services in Toronto” video. The latest editions have been translated into American Sign Language and closed?captioning.

The pilot project was started after a presentation to the Toronto Police Services Board, encouraging the Service to offer additional educational and crime prevention material to the deaf and hard?of?hearing community.

The videos are available for viewing, free of charge, on the Service’s website at http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/communitymobilization/newcomer/asl.php. In addition, viewers are encouraged to complete a brief survey requesting their feedback on the video.

The “Guide to Police Services in Toronto” video has also been translated into four different languages through the Service’s Newcomer Outreach Program. Those videos are available, free of charge, through the Community Mobilization Unit.

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