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in sign language? Here are some great resources about American
Sign Language (ASL), as well as other forms of sign language
around the world.
- This page
is divided into three sections: dictionaries,
other resources and related
- The following
are some useful online ASL dictionaries. Because ASL is a visual
language, we have included only those dictionaries that offer
video or animated definitions. Please note that some of these
dictionaries use scripts that may be incompatible with particular
browsers. Links to additional dictionaries can be found in other resources.
- A Basic Guide
- This dictionary
includes animated and text definitions. There's a search tool,
too, but you need to go through multiple pages to get to the
- About American Sign
- Karen Nakamura's
overview of ASL linguistics, ASL as a foreign language, learning
ASL, ASL educational programs, and ASL dictionaries.
Sign Language Fonts
- A variety
of downloadable fonts for Macintosh and Windows.
- ASL Activities,
Books, & Teaching Materials for Students of All Ages
- This personal
home page provides links to ASL teacher associations, activities,
books, lectures, reviews, deaf culture resources, ASL resources,
- This section
of the Ethnologue Database provides information about
sign languages around the world.
- Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
- RID administers
the National Testing System that certifies interpreters. It also
provides various support services to practicing interpreters,
students of interpretation, and persons who share an active interest
in the field of interpretation.
- The focus
here is on written sign language, with lots of lessons,
resources, FAQs, children's stories and more.
- Deafness and Hearing Impairments
- Resources in your state
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