ASL Browser: Learn American Sign Language

Michigan State University’s provides an amazing online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them.

American Sign Language is a manual language in which information is expressed not with combinations of sounds but with combinations of handshapes, movements of the hands, arms and body, and facial expressions. It is used predominantly by the Deaf and hard-of-hearing of the United States and Canada.

This is a sample of the material found on the award winning Personal Communicator CD-ROM. However, it is designed for a web browser that supports frames and the ability to embed quicktime movies.

Related Links that might interest you –
American Sign Language alphabet is a manual alphabet that augments the vocabulary of American Sign Language when spelling individual letters of a word is the preferred or only option, such as with proper names or the titles of works.

The Basic Dictionary of ASL Terms – has a list of American Sign Language terms to help those of you who are trying to communicate with a person who signs, but does not hear.

American Sign Language Teachers Association – ASLTA is a national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching of ASL and Deaf Studies at all levels of instruction.

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