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ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: advertise

This Day/Week in History

October 24, 1986: Gallaudet College was renamed Gallaudet University (in Washington, D.C.).

October 21, 2003: Decree of the Recognition of Belgian-French Sign Language was voted at unanimity by the Parliament of the French-speaking Community of Beligum. It became the fourth national language along with French, Flemish-Dutch and German.

October 18, 2009: Gallaudet University announced its tenth president, Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz.

ASL Story of the Week

Link to The Rooster and the Fox.

Quote of the Month

"I cannot understand how a language like sign language - the richest in expressions, the most energetic, the most advantageous in its universal intelligibility is still so neglected and that only the deaf speak it. This is, I confess, one of those irrationalities of the human mind that I cannot explain."
-- Pierre Desloges, 1779

Learning This Week

Happy Thanksgiving in Canada

October 24: United Nations Day. The United Nations (UN) ratified the UN charter on October 24, 1945.

The UN created Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for people with disabilities to protect their rights and promotes their equality. In the CRPD articles, they recognize and support sign languages, Deaf persons' right to have a sign language interpreter and have education in their sign language. They protect the human rights and promotes equality of Deaf people and their signed languages. They recognizes the linguistic identity of the Deaf community.