Video PSA offers important message using American Sign Language

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Feb 13, 2013

Deaf Signing Baltazar
Gary Olsen (top) has a message to share with the public about the importance of making a home fire drill plan. Olsen, a member of the Public Education Division Fire Safety for People with Disabilities Task Force and president of the Nevada Association of the Deaf, has made a public service announcement using American Sign Language. The PSA also includes open captioning and a voice-over translation by ASL interpreter Bruce Baltazar. 

 The Task Force advises the Public Education Division on developing new fire safety educational materials, such as the PSA, to ensure the inclusion of fire and life safety messages for people with disabilities. The task force also seeks to ensure that fire safety educational materials depict people with disabilities in a positive and correct manner, and reviews existing educational materials for sensitivity, accuracy, and inclusiveness of people with disabilities. The video is the latest in NFPA’s library of video PSAs.