2019 Presenter

Molly O’Hara, deaf from birth, excels in the fields of linguistics, curriculum development, interpreter training, and second-language learning. She has developed collegiate coursework for bi-cultural education and ASL instruction.

Last year, O’Hara published a bilingual handbook, “American Sign Language:  A Grammar Reference Guide”. Currently, she is building courses and posting them on ASLlearn.com. O’Hara is determined to render ASL gloss obsolete by making alphabetic writing possible for signed language. To that end, she built and directed a successful internship that has brought her closer to identifying ASL phonemes.

O’Hara’s deaf heritage spans five generations, and she is a certified English/ASL interpreter with experience in the K-12 setting.