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Community and Internet Resources

Communication: Sign Language


American Sign Language from the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders provides an FAQ of information including what is sign language and why people with deafness learn it to communicate. There is also a directory of organizations that can answer more questions about Sign language at the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders: Directory.

New Sign Family Reference to American Sign Language (ASL) from U.S. Insurance Agents is an article with many links to practical resources about ASL. This article explains that ASL is a language unto itself and should not be mistaken as a form of English. People who are learning sign language must familiarize themselves with the proper grammar associated with it, just as they would with any other language. It is the sign language that is used primarily in the United States and in parts of Canada and is only one of many different forms of sign language used around the world. To some degree, ASL may also be used to teach babies to communicate before they are able to speak. Information and resources are included in this article on the following topics: Linguistics of Sign, Learning the Alphabet and Numbers, Forming Sentences, Popular Phrases, and Interpreting.

Wise Old Sayings.com: American Sign Language Resource Guide is an article on-line at Wise Old Sayings.com
The article offers information and a list of resources on the following topics: About ASL and Deaf Culture, Learning ASL, ASL for Babies and Children and ASL Dictionaries. The resource list is very comprehensive and each resource has a description, although some resource links may not be available at this time.

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