CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — As pizza was sliced, conversations were signed.  Organizer and American Sign Language Teacher Stephanie Ochoa said the event was everything she hoped for.

“It’s perfect, it’s amazing,” she said.  Ochoa, a teacher from Tuloso-Midway High School said there are many events during Deaf Awareness Week. One of them will be open to the public to teach anyone how to communicate with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing if they don’t know A.S.L.