May 04, 2020

Author: Shane Dundas

Header of "Apart + Connected" - join panel online.

APART + CONNECTED  NYC Deaf Life During the Pandemic

How has life changed during this pandemic for the NYC Deaf community?  When everyone wears face masks, how does that affect interactions?  When is information fully accessible and how can communication be better?  Are there signs that are new, or signs that have taken on new meaning?  Are there ways that Deaf cultural life is uniquely helpful during this time?

Watch this APART + CONNECTED Panel

The panel took place on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.


Roxanna Aguilo
Carlos Aponte-Salcedo, Jr.
Patrice Creamer
Marina Fanshteyn
Alexandria Pucciarelli-Miller


Brianna DiGiovanni

Panelists uses American Sign Language (ASL).  ASL to spoken English interpreting and real-time captioning provided.

Apart + Connected poster - same information as on the website. ID: Background bright yellow - title using New York subway style numbers/letters. Black/white image of signing hands and backdrop of Manhattan.

The Deaf NYC project received major support from:

Additional support from:

  • The Gary S. and Margaret D. Anderson Family Foundation
  • Hebrew Association of the Deaf
  • Union League of the Deaf
  • Numerous Individuals