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Everyday ASL Productions is a New York based company founded by a team of Deaf ASL educators with varied experiences throughout both Deaf and hearing communities. This team understands the importance of promoting and educating American Sign Language (ASL) to ensure successful communication with others using the language. Free educational videos will be released occasionally for everyone to enjoy from.

Contact us

We accept any inquiries to help you with your shopping and ASL experience with us at

support@everydayasl.com

 

Tax ID #:
75-3200458

Purchase Order Policies:

In an effort to prevent fraudulence associated with purchase orders, we now NO longer accept purchase orders except welcome prepayments, via business checks and/or money orders for any of our DVD materials.  For all check/money order payments, our team is required to incur a mandatory minimum $ 9.95 shipping & processing fees - depending upon quantity of order.  Feel free to contact our department at support@everydayasl.com with prepayment request, anytime.

 

Who we are 

 

Gilda Toby Ganezer is a Deaf American Sign Language educator and sign model for over 20 DVDs and mobile apps at Everyday ASL Productions. Ms. Ganezer is a co-founder for Everyday ASL Productions and is an expert in ASL teacher training on ASL sentence structures and idioms. With over 22 years of ASL teaching experience, Ms. Ganezer has trained ASL teachers, students and ASL researchers the fundamentals of the language as well as series of Idioms for colleges as well as adult education programs that are still in use today. Gilda authored a well renowned ASL linguistics student workbook and also authored and directed ASL/English Idioms and their Translations videotape/workbook set. Today, countless of professionals have started new careers as ASL teachers/professors with thanks to Gilda's advanced and cutting-edge training techniques. In fact, Gilda has an extraordinary knack of showing teachers, even the professionals, how to integrate the body movements along with facial expressions while using the sentence structures and idioms; to be sure the meanings are accurately matched.

Ms. Ganezer was offered twice and taught at accredited ASL courses at Long Island University at C.W. Post for a couple of years. She used to hold 50 students in a single class and somehow managed well; although, whenever she comes home from doing the huge class, she would end up looking like Beetlejuice. In the past, Gilda received numerous of offers from city universities to run their ASL programs; however, Gilda chose to dedicate her time and energies towards Everyday ASL Productions.

Since she was 6, Gilda has a passion for dancing and singing, despite her total hearing loss. In addition to one of her passions and during her free time, she collects and picks up assorted vintage and modern fashion jewelry and purses she would die for.  In fact, she is the owner of a recently founded jewelry business at Etsy.com with her business partner, Mr. Avery Posner.

All her life, Gilda is an ardent animal activist; educating the public against animal poaching, trapping (fur industry), horse-drawn carriages, rodeo and use animals in circus. For years, Gilda  supports various animal helping organizations. Gilda used to save dozens of stray dogs and cats including raccoons and foxes by herself. Her personal dog, Cookie, was the greatest love of her life who died of rare forms of rectal cancer. During Cookie's illness, Gilda hand-fed her and carried her in her arms "24-hours a day" until the day she passed away. After Cookie's passing, Gilda had not recovered for almost two years. Because of this experience, she sacrificed much in life and became so devoted to cancer awareness and donations in supporting the homeless, children and elderly people with cancer as well as animal rights and protection.

Today, Gilda travels around the country teaching families and educators the importance of not oppressing Deaf children and/or making them repress their feelings simply because they do not use spoken English as method of communication.  Additionally, Gilda continuously works around the clock educating communities the importance of preventing hunger among all kinds of people, no matter who they are, as well as animals.

Until recently, Gilda was featured in New York Newsday newspaper, seen by millions of readers, of her life's work and accomplishments and was also honored to become a distinguished Diamond Member of the Global Deaf Women, which can be seen at http://www.globaldeafwomen.com/site/members

Gilda is also a vegetarian and a psychic medium with telepathic abilities - she has a knack of predicting by means of receiving messages through her parents who have passed.  She loved and still loves her mama so much!!

Gilda's Quotations:

"Give love and you will get something in return."

"I am against all forms of inhumane suffering."

 

  

 

 

Avery Posner is a Deaf ASL educator who is also a sign model and an avid ASL Storyteller for numerous of DVDs produced at Everyday ASL Productions. Originally, Mr. Posner studied to become a physician before discovering his love for American Sign Language / Interpreter Training Education. Mr. Posner is certified in Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) rater training program offered by Gallaudet University and was formerly a RID Rater and Certified Deaf Interpreter Provisional (CDI-P) for the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID). Also coordinated and taught over 8 years of Summer ASL courses for Deaf and hearing young children. Avery also was an advisor for Deaf Children's Mentor program at a number of Deaf Schools. Avery is also ASL / Interpreting curriculum developer / coordinator and is a master ASL-English translator. Avery also specializes in writing Request For Proposals (RFPs) for several multi-million dollar companies.

Mr. Posner has been inducted into eleven honor societies while attending Hofstra University and a graduate school in New York. He had coordinated and utilized SCPI evaluations and assessments at St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf in the state of New York followed with a specialized in-service ASL program. For 15 years, Avery ran an interpreter service agency and served thousands of hours of interpreting services for government offices, private businesses and school districts.

Personally, Avery also is an avid believer of spirits (paranormal) since the discovery of psychic abilities that his mother has.  Avery and his mother have participated in numerous of events educating others about the authenticity and existence of the spirit world.

Avery also has a passion to travel around the globe meeting new people and promoting all works from Everyday ASL Productions and doing film-making for the company.

Avery is a vegetarian and a CODA.

Avery Posner is an absolute animal activist!

 

 

 

April Starks is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Interpreter Training Program at Pierpont Community and Technical College. She holds an R.B.A. (May 2007) from Fairmont State University and an A.S in Interpreter Training from Fairmont State College. In addition, she holds a level IV certification from the National Association of the Deaf and attends professional development seminars on a regular basis. She enjoys working with Fairmont State's community education program as well as Gear-up's middle school institute summer camp in teaching sign language. She has worked as a community based interpreter for 9 years in specialized settings and has taught at the college level for 4 years. April is actively involved in West Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf serving as vice president of professional development. She also serves as a mentor for Educational Interpreters under the direction of the West Virginia Commission for the Deaf. She is committed to ensuring that our graduates / Interpreters meet the needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in West Virginia.

April is also a CODA.

:: Press ::

 

Click to view Newsday newspaper story featuring Everyday ASL Productions