Deaf Events for Deaf Hours (Updated 2016)

Table of Contents

1. Deaf Contact Hour "DH" form required for all ASL students.

2. Approved Books for Deaf Hour Book Report.

3. Approved Deaf Culture Videos and Movies

4. Washington State Deaf Coffeehouse Locations (compiled by ODHH) 2016

5. Deaf Event Website by SCCC ASL Consortium.

6. Deaf Coffeehouse and other Social Events friendly to ASL students.

7. Religious Deaf Events

Deaf Contact Hour "DH" form required for all ASL students.

All ASL students are REQUIRED to use this form below to type their DH report to receive DH credit, extra credit, and participation make up. Download the form and type in your details and report. You may make it longer than one page as necessary.

You are required to attend or participate in at least two different deaf events / activities in Deaf community for a total of 5 hours per quarter. Download the “Deaf Hours” form from the ASL program web on UW Catalyst and type in (don’t write please) your essential information and report in 12 pt. Arial font and double space. At least 250 words are required.

All events have different language and culture contents and settings for your experience. Therefore, each event has different hour values you can claim according to the time length you have spend on. You must do different events / activities for this quarter. However, you may repeat any event or activity listed below ONLY for extra credit hours.

Maximum hours claim allowed for Deaf Contact:
Up to one hour:
Any Interpreted Events
Deaf Culture Website Summary Report
Deaf Culture Topical Research (audism, Deaf culture, Deaf arts, etc.)

Up to two hours:
Watching Deaf culture movies, video, or TV shows.
UW Sign Lunch
UW ASL Club Participation

Up to three hours:
Chat with Deaf people
Watch ASL Vlogs
Book Report Summary & Reflection

**Special Four hours credit: “UW ASL Club Deaf Community Service Project”
(you can also count four more hours for extra credit)
• Teamwork of two or more required for a project.
• Must be done through UW ASL Club (approved by president and represent the club)
• Must be approved by the teacher.
• You cannot claim 2 hours for “UW ASL Club Participation”. (No “double dipping”)
• No less than two pages report required for each person in the team.
• It has to benefit the Deaf community in culture level, not medical level.
Microsoft Word file icon Deaf Contact Hour Form 2017.docx89K Download View Required format: TYPED, 12 pt, Arial font, and double spaced. Fill the form and type hour reflection in 250 words (17 lines).

Approved Books for Deaf Hour Book Report

ASL students may read Book Report for Deaf Hours. See attached below for approved Deaf culture books. You are required to use the Deaf Hour form and type at least three pages long, double spaced. Three (3) Deaf Hours for book report may be claimed per quarter. You may look for these approved books in UW library, and online library loan through Washington School for the Deaf at, or as a final resort, borrow from ASL program.
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Approved Deaf Culture Videos and Movies

Attached list below can be used as your guide to videos or movies for Deaf Culture Hour. Check the approved list first. If there is a movie not on the list, check the next list, the Disapproved list before contacting your teacher for approval. All videos and movies to be counted for Deaf Hour must be related to Deaf Culture Experience outside of class. Up to two (2) Deaf Hours for this activity may be claimed per quarter.
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Washington State Deaf Coffeehouse Locations (compiled by ODHH) 2016

Updated as of 2016. It's not my responsibility to check for updates so if you find any changes, I will appreciate any updates and revise this list.
Thank you,

Chat Night
Every Wednesday 7-9 p.m.
At the Factoria Marketplace between Panera Bread and Panda Express
Event:  Bellevue Square Coffee Night 
When:   3rd Friday of the month @ 7 - 10 pm
Where:   Starbucks at the Lodge, NE8th and Bellevue Way
Contact:  unknown
Event:   Centralia Deaf Coffee House
When:  2nd Friday of the month @ 6:30-8:30 pm
Where:  Burger King
Contact:  unknown
Event:  ASL Coffee Social
When:  2nd Friday of the month @ 6-9 pm
Where: Central Washington University, Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) at the Pit
Where:  Starbucks on University Way at 10th (July-Sept)
Contact: Central Washington University's ASL Club President, Sabrina Clark at
Event:  ASL Social
When:   3rd Sunday (1-3 pm) and 3rd Thursday (6-8 pm) 
Where:   Everett Mall
Contact:  unknown
Event:  Deaf Coffee
When:  3rd Friday of the month @ 6-9 pm 
Where:  34800 21st Ave. SW, Federal Way, WA  98023
Room L1 downstairs
Contact: Rochelle Matlock and Baylee Schulz / 253-838-6321 ext. 254 (voice)
Event:   Starbucks Night
When:   1st Friday of the month @ 6 pm-closing time
Where:  Starbucks 
2801 W. Clearwater Ave, Kennewick, WA
Event:  Olympia Deaf Mall
When:  1st Friday of the month @ 5:30-9 pm
Where:  Capitol Mall (food court)
Contact:  unknown
Event:  Deaf Coffeehouse
When:  4th Friday of month @ 6:45 to 9:45 pm
Where:  Lighthouse Christian Church 
3409 23rd St. SW, Puyallup, WA 98374.
Event:  Deaf Coffee Social 
When: 3rd Friday of month @ 6 pm
Where: North Town Coffeehouse 
406 1st Street, Selah, WA
Event:   Sequim Deaf Coffee House
When:  2nd Saturday of the month @ 12-3 pm
Where:  Sequim Community Church in Geneva Hall
960 N 5th Ave & Cape Hope Way, Sequim, WA 98302
Contact:  Diane / 

Event:   ASL Coffee Night
When:  2nd and 4th Saturday of the month @ 2-4 pm 
Where: Maple St. Bistro
5520 N. Maple St, Spokane, WA 99205
Contact:  Nexus
Event:   Deaf Coffee Night
When:   1st Friday of the month @ 6 pm-closing time
Where:  Starbucks 
5621 Summitview Ave, Yakima, WA

Event:  Deaf Coffee Social/Game Night 
When: 4th Friday of month @ 6 pm  
Where: North Town Coffee (former train depot)
32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA 98901

Deaf Coffeehouse and other Social Events friendly to ASL students.

We cannot guarantee the location, day and time below. This is the best information we have as of September 30, 2011. Please email me any new revisions with location, day and time so that I can update this directory. Note: This directory is open to the public.

Lance Forshay and the UW ASL Club.
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ASL Book Club in Seattle
We meet once per month –
every third Saturday from 10:30-12
at Douglass-Truth Branch
The Seattle Public Library • 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-1109
"Bellevue College ASL Club.
Wednesday chat nights 7pm-9pm at Factoria Mall in front of Panera are also continuing throughout the Summer."

Deaf Mall at Everett Mall Eat Street (Food Court)
1402 SE Everett Mall Way • Everett, WA 98208
Peggy Lee LeFors at
Linda Bontrager at
Nick Lefors at
3rd Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Bellevue-Eastside ASL Meetup Group
Starbucks @ Crossroads Shopping Center (Exit 11 on 405)
15600 Northeast 8th Street Bellevue, WA 98008-395
Every Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Deaf Night
Northgate Deaf Family Social
Northgate Mall Food Court
400 Pine Street,Seattle, WA 98101-1677
2nd Friday 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Puyallup Deaf Coffee House
Lighthouse Christian Center 3409 23rd St. SW, Puyallup
Contact: or
4th Friday 6:45pm – 9:45pm

ASL Starbucks
515 SE Everett Mall Way
Every 3rd Thursday night, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Thurston County Association for the Deaf
Maintenance Center, 1200 College St., Lacey, WA
3rd Saturday on even months (except December), 7:00pm – 9:30 pm

Maintained by Lance Forshay and UW ASL Club

Religious Deaf Events

We allow Deaf Contact Hours for religious events. However, we encourage students to meet and socialize with Deaf people instead of sitting and observing. Most Ministries listed in this directory are interpreted services and we only allow up to one hour Deaf Contact per quarter for observing interpreters because it doesn't qualify as "Deaf experience".
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NewHopeDeaf (no spaces)

Our address on Sundays is:
203 NE 185th Seattle 98155

Worship service:
10:45AM-12:07PM Sundays

203 NE 185th Seattle 98155
Overlake Christian Church
ASL Service at 11 AM Sundays
ASL interpretation at our saturday 5:00 service.
Our address is 34800 21st Ave SW Federal Way, Wa 98023.
Contact is
Send questions about this workspace to LANCE FORSHAY.