Fingerspelling in American Sign Language: How and when to use it

As you are learning sign language, you need to master the skill of American Sign Language fingerspelling (spelling out words by hand one letter at a time). In American Sign Language, fingerspelling is used to indicate places, names, or ideas for which there is no official sign. Fingerspelled words can also be used if you […]

Free Sign Language Chart

Below is a high quality printable free sign language chart image and PDF. Download PDF Now“Free Basic Sign Language Chart” (Keep in mind that you will need Adobe Reader in order to view the PDF. You can get it free here.) This American Sign Language chart outlines a few common signs that may help with […]

American Sign Language Symbols and Letters

There are many different American Sign Language symbols and letters that are used in a variety of ways. There are symbols used for writing ASL signs, glossing ASL sentences, and fingerspelling in ASL. Symbols for Writing ASL Signs American Sign Language symbols were developed in order to write how ASL signs are signed. This is […]

American Sign Language

What You Need to Know Don’t forget to check out our free American Sign Language online classes where you can start learning sign language! The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 28 million Americans (about 10% of the population) have some degree of hearing loss. About 2 million of these 28 million people are […]

The Deaf Community and How You Can Get Involved

Not all deaf people use American Sign Language to communicate. However, those deaf people who do use ASL share a language bond that unites them as part of the Deaf community. The members of this community not only share a common language, they are also linked by similar beliefs and attitudes about themselves and about […]