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ASL Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: annual

This Day/Week in History

August 17, 1999: The Royal Thai Government acknowledged Thai Sign Language as "the national language of deaf people in Thailand".

ASL Story of the Week

Link to A Raven and a Swan.

Quote of the Month

"In my nearly 40 years of life...I've yet to meet a single deaf person who was traumatized by sign language. Yet, I can't count how many were traumatized by mainstreamed and oral education."
-- Jeanine Gingras

13 August: George Veditz Day

George Veditz (1861-1937), a renowned teacher and the 7th president of the USA's National Association of the Deaf (NAD), is Deaf community's one of the most honored figures in history.

The Deaf community across the U.S. celebrated Veditz's 150th birthday on August 13, 2011 in honor of his human right advocacy and bravery and for his contributions to preservation of sign language on film in 1913.

12 August: International Youth Day

8 August: International Cat Day

Happy Cat Day for cat lovers.

A four-year-old ASL native speaker signed ILY (I Love You) to the cat. And the cat's response? :)

American Sign Language dictionary

How do you sign thank you or I love you in ASL? Browse thousands of signed words in the ASL dictionary.

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learning American Sign Language

Learning ASL as a second language (L2) is fun and popular. Bilingualism is not the only benefit, but also bimodalism is another linguistic advantage for the cognitive and sensorial development. Plus many other benefits.

ASL literature and arts

Sign language as the core of its culture is a distinct, cultural-linguistic identity of people of the eye. Learning sign language is inseparable from studying its visual Deaf culture. This section consists of culture, history, literarature and arts in Deaf people and their sign language.

signing with babies and toddlers

Signing ASL as a first language (L1) is commonly found in Deaf families and codas as well as some deaf children in ASL-speaking bilingual schools. Studies from neuroscience to linguistics show that language acquisition, developmental milestones, and linguistic activities in the brain are similiar in signed language as found in spoken language.