How to sign different December holidays in American Sign Language (ASL)

December is full of holidays! 😄 Since some of these December holidays may be part of our lives, these ASL signs are important to know as a beginner when having […]

Going to the Movies While Deaf: The Movement for Widespread Open Captioning

by Caitlin Epstein (09/10/2020) In 2018, model, actor, and Deaf activist Nyle DiMarco answered the question “how do deaf people go to the movies?” DiMarco became a well-known public figure […]

Start ASL TikTok and Instagram Live Events

Join us Live on Tiktok & Instagram! These 20-min Lives are a treat you don’t want to miss! Our Start ASL Team will be covering ASL Vocabulary, ASL Grammar, discussing […]

A Black deaf TikToker who explains Black American Sign Language has gone viral

A Black Deaf TikToker, Charmay, spread awareness about Black American Sign Language (BASL), a dialect of American Sign Language (ASL). After her video had gone viral on TikTok:   @itscharmayCool […]

ASL Interpretation in the Medical Field

by Teagan North (09/08/2020) Almost everyone is a consumer of health care services at some point in their lives. Doctor’s appointments and trips to the emergency room can require patients […]

How to sign seasons in American Sign Language (ASL)

When learning American Sign Language (ASL), it is important to know the American Sign Language alphabet. You’ll come to learn that the handshapes of ASL alphabets are often included when […]

Challenges Faced by Deaf Students in Post-Secondary STEM Education

by Anonymous (09/04/2020) In the United States, as of 2006, about 1 in 20 people is considered deaf or hard of hearing (1), however its uncommon to encounter deaf students […]

A Colts cheerleader learns American Sign Language to reach Deaf fan base

Vanessa, who is a Colts cheerleader for four years, learned American Sign Language (ASL) for the Colts fan base. Colts is an American football team in Indianapolis, IN.  Vanessa has […]

Techno Gloves That “Translate” Sign Language Into Speech

by J. Conor Crockett | September 2, 2020 The Daily Bruin published a news article written by Noah Danesh on August 3, 2020 titled: “A Glove Developed by UCLA Researchers […]

How to sign pets in American Sign Language (ASL)

Pets are more than just animals; they are our best friends and part of the family. In this video, you will learn some ASL signs for different pets that you need to know as a beginner.

Martha’s Vineyard 

by Nicole Colterman (08/27/2020) Martha’s Vineyard, home of astonishing landscapes, fishing towns, marvelous summer homes and one of the first known deaf communities in the United States. From the late […]

Kevin Hall, a Deaf professional golfer from Cincinnati, was featured in CBS Sports’ Masters video

Kevin Hall, a Black Deaf professional golfer from Cincinnati, was featured in the opening Masters video that is shared by CBS Sports. The Masters is one of the four major […]

A World of Ableism; Challenges of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community During a Global Pandemic

by Maddie Hammer (08/24/2020) Since its discovery in December, the widespread outbreak of SARS-CoV2 has infiltrated every aspect of our lives. The outbreak duration is still ongoing and there have […]

How to sign Wh-Questions in American Sign Language (ASL)

Wh-Questions are questions that require more than yes or no answers. The wh-questions words are who, where, when, what, which, why, and how. When signing wh-questions in American Sign Language […]

Sordo

by Rocio Caceres (7/23/2020) Sordo or The Silent War (English title) is a Spanish movie released in 2019 and directed by Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas. Sordo’s genre falls between a few categories like drama, western, thriller, […]

A new Spider-Man video game includes American Sign Language

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a new Playstation 5 video game, includes American Sign Language (ASL).

How to sign Fall season in American Sign Language (ASL)

It is fall (autumn) season! Learn how to signs different words relating to the fall season! These are some of the essential terms (signs) that you should know as a […]

Netflix’s Deaf U shares Deaf culture through the eyes of Deaf students

This month, Netflix released a reality TV show, called “Deaf U,” which is one of the huge victories for the Deaf communities! “Deaf U” is based on the lives of […]

How to sign days of the week in American Sign Language (ASL)

Are you wondering how to sign days of the week in ASL? Days of the week are some of the important signs that you should know as a beginner. We’ve […]

How to sign different colors in American Sign Language

Learn how to sign different colors in American Sign Language (ASL) online! You can slow down our ASL videos by clicking the settings on the bottom right corner of the […]

Deaf Culture Values: Deafness

One of the most beautiful aspects of Deaf Culture is the value Deaf people put on their own deafness (their hearing loss). This is known throughout the Deaf community as […]

Start ASL Workshop & Presentation Series

Start ASL invites you to join us for ASL 101 Workshops and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Presentations. During our ASL 101 Workshops you will be exposed to different concepts in ASL, […]

Deaf Culture Values: Sign Language

American Sign Language is the most highly regarded asset of Deaf Culture. ASL is the natural language of the Deaf, so a strong goal of Deaf advocacy is to preserve […]

Deaf Culture Values: Art and Literature

The Deaf highly value the literature and art of their culture. Deaf Culture art and literature is how the Deaf share their values with future generations – their values of […]

Start ASL Group Practice Sessions

Start ASL offers Group Practice Sessions hosted by our ASL Instructor, Jasmine Solis, for our Online Course students. These topic-based 1-hour sessions will give you the opportunity to practice ASL […]

Start ASL Virtual Office Hours

Start ASL offers Virtual Office Hours with our Start ASL Instructor for our Gold level Online Course students. During these meetings, you can discuss challenges you are facing with the […]

Start ASL Live Q&A Sessions

Start ASL offers Live Q&A Video Sessions hosted by our ASL Instructor, Jasmine Solis, for our Online Course students. These 1-hour sessions give you the opportunity to meet our Start […]

Start ASL Meet & Sign Public Zoom Event

During this Public 45-minute Zoom Event, you will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with other ASL signers! This Zoom Event is for Adults 18+ Only and you must […]

Start ASL Private Zoom Social Events

Start ASL offers private Zoom ASL social events for students of our Online Course to practice! These are private 45-minute ASL social events and are perfect for you to practice […]

#IloveStartASL Contest 2020 – Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Begins at 6:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on June 26, 2020. Ends at 11:59:00 […]

Deaf Classroom Design

by Michelle Waldo | August 28, 2018 When I was in college I spent a semester interning at Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (D&HHS) in Grand Rapids, MI. One […]

Gallaudet University

by Madeline Huwaldt | October 3, 2018 Gallaudet University was founded in 1864 and is located in Washington D.C and is a federally chartered private school. Originally Gallaudet was a […]

Nellie Zabel Willhite – First Deaf Woman Pilot

by Clayton Shell | November 16, 2017 Nellie Zabel Willhite was the woman that I had found in my research on “Deaf people in History.” Born November 22, 1892, in […]

Marie Heurtin – the French Helen Keller

by Alyssa Weeks | November 14, 2017 My favorite person in deaf history is Marie Heurtin. You might know her as the French Hellen Keller but to many she is […]

Learn Sign Language with Our Complete 3-Level Course

So you’re ready to learn sign language… And it couldn’t be easier to start! If you want to learn sign language, then you’ve come to the right place. The Start […]

Fun American Sign Language Games List

We have had some fun experiences with American Sign Language games in the classroom. Here are some of our favorites: Sign Language Telephone Game Remember the game “Telephone” from grade […]

Alexander Graham Bell – Helpful or Harmful?

We all know Alexander Graham Bell (known as AGB in the Deaf community) as the inventor of the telephone. That makes him a good guy, right? Creating a way for […]

Famous Deaf People

No Hearing People Here! Deaf people have been more in the spotlight than you know. There are so many famous deaf people and famous hard of hearing people who have […]

Children of a Lesser God

Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 film that, we believe, brought Deaf Culture and the values of deaf people into the public spotlight. If you have never seen […]