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DeafNation
DeafNation Expo, DeafNation.com, and DeafNation one-stop center for deaf and hard of hearing news. DeafNation has been to many locations all over the world.

Discovering Deaf Worlds
Dedicated to creating a world that recognizes the abilities of deaf and hard of hearing persons in developing countries to acquire an education, maintain a job, raise families, and live autonomously.

"You Should Sign with Your Deaf Baby"



Why Sign? Exploring the Benefits of Sign Language
A Life Story, Case Studies, and Citations about the benefits of signing with deaf children, even with a cochlear implant.



Sign Language Dictionaries

ASLPro
Dictionary with 4000 signs, 2000 religious signs, conversational phrases, and quizes. Created to be a free resource for the classroom teacher.

American Sign Language (ASL) Resource for Country Name-Signs around the World
Extensive country name-signs with indigenous and ASL signs.

WFD Country Name-Signs (pdf)
World Federation of the Deaf, Country Name-Signs book (2003)

Dr. Bill Vicars' American Sign Language Fingerspelling Practice
Fingerspelling practice. You can adjust the speed and number of letters of the words.

Signing Savvy | ASL Sign Language Video Dictionary
Several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

LifePrint - Learn American Sign Language (ASL)
Dictionary and ASL University.

Handspeak.com
Handspeak has American Sign Language (ASL) online dictionary, ASL grammar, fingerspelling, and others: Baby Talk, International Sign Language, gesture, ASL storytelling and art.

ASLSearch.com - American Sign Language and Beyond!
Sign dictionary and Guess the Sign games.

ASL Browser
Michigan State University's dictionary of many common signs.

Born 2 Sign
Infant Sign Language – online sign dictionary

DeafMissions
ASL dictionary of Christian signs

What's the Sign for... (Sign For Word)
Video responses to the question, "What's the sign for...?" on Deaf Newspaper


Science, Math, Technical Sign Dictionaries

embeOUTREACH (Formerly NEEDS Outreach)
Signs for: Math (elementary and secondary), Biology, Physics, Auto Mechanics, Countries, Geography, Government, U.S. History

K-8 Science Dictionary
Science signs (mostly physics)

NTID Science/Mathematics Sign Lexicon
Online Science/Math dictionary.

MSSE: Master of Science in Secondary Education through RIT
Methods and materials for teaching science to deaf students.


Interpreter Resources

The Interpreter's Friend
Huge number of resources by David Bar-Tzur.

Classroom Interpreting
Designed to help educational teams in K-12 settings support deaf and hard of hearing students who use educational interpreters to access education and social interaction.

EIPA
Information about the Educational Interpreters Performance Assessment from the source: the EIPA Diagnostic Center at Boys Town National Research Hospital

HowStuffWorks
Learn how Everything Works!

Idiom Site
Find out the meanings of common sayings.

Washington State RID
Washington State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

RID
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Signs of Development
Professional development and home of WWWorkshops. Signs of Development is a sponsor in accordance with RID's Certification Maintenance Program.

NCIEC
National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers website.

Interpreting in Healthcare
ASL and English Resources for Interpreting in Medical Settings

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
General reference for frequently used medical terms that may be helpful when searching the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders’ site.

Education

RIT - National Technical Institute for the Deaf
World’s first and largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. One of nine colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing students.

CSUN : National Center on Deafness
National Center on Deafness at California State University, Northridge offers you an outstanding education as well as opportunities for personal growth.

Why Sign? Exploring the Benefits of Sign Language
A Life Story, Case Studies, and Citations about the benefits of signing with deaf children, even with a cochlear implant.

PEPNet
Advancing educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

ASL University
Free online ASL classes.

Interpeter Preparation Program at John A. Logan College
Fingerspelling practice, classifiers

NTID Deaf Index
Created to help locate articles, papers, publications, and information on Interpreting, Interpreting Issues, Sign Language, Deaf Studies, Deaf History, and other related materials.


Deaf Culture and Resources

DeafNation
DeafNation Expo, DeafNation.com, and DeafNation one-stop center for deaf and hard of hearing news. DeafNation has been to many locations allover the world.

Discovering Deaf Worlds
Dedicated to creating a world that recognizes the abilities of deaf and hard of hearing persons in developing countries to acquire an education, maintain a job, raise families, and live autonomously.

National Association of the Deaf

Washington State Association of the Deaf

Deafness on About.com
Information on deafness, sign language, and daily life of deaf people.

DeafMD
Medical info in ASL!

Deaf Art/Deaf Artists
Over 40 Deaf and hard of hearing artists and numerous resources and materials.

National Theatre of the Deaf

DeafTV
DeafTV is an international online TV website dedicated to providing sign language video content for the Deaf and signing community.

OIC Movies - American Sign Language (ASL) Deaf Videos
OIC Movies continues to offer the best resource for news and information in American Sign Language for FREE.

Deaf Newspaper, LLC
Deaf newspaper, Around the News by Ken Davis

Net Sign News
ASL users will enjoy viewing regular news in ASL.

Deafspot
Deafspot: The Deaf Community Online (web portal)

See What I'm Saying - The movie
Follows the journeys of four deaf entertainers over the course of a single year as their stories intertwine and culminate in some of the most important events of their lives.

Deaf.com
Deaf Community: DeafChat, DeafNotes, DeafNews, DeafStore, DeafPeople, DeafConf

D-PAN
The Deaf Performing Arts Network (D-PAN) was formed to make music and music culture accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community as well as to create career and learning opportunities in the performing arts.


Books and Videos

The Picture Plus Dictionary, Second Edition by Virginia McKinney
The practical illustrated dictionary you've been looking for is here! This excellent resource contains literally thousands of words accompanied by an illustration of its sign and an English sentence in which the word is used.

Sign With Your Baby: How to Communicate With Infants Before They Can Speak by Joseph Garcia
Teaches hearing parents how to use simple sign language gestures to communicate with their hearing infants before their infants can speak.

Butte Publications
Resources Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities covering language skill building (English or sign), professional resources, and other interesting and informative publications.

Sign Enhancers, Inc
Publisher of a variety of videos and publications related to sign language, Deaf culture, and interpreting.

Dawn Sign Press
Publisher of popular books related to Deaf culture and ASL books, videos, workshops.

Sign Media, Inc
Sign Media, Inc. is the publisher of Master ASL!, the only American Sign Language curriculum designed to meet national and state standards for foreign language learning.

Gallaudet University Press
Publisher of a wide variety of academic and educational publications and lots of other media resources.

Harris Communications
One-stop source for products for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals and sign language interests.


Language Activity

I Do Dog Tricks
Type a command and see what happens... sit, roll over, down, stand, sing, dance, shake, fetch, play dead, kiss....
We have found over 25 commands!


suggestions or comments: brian
updated 11/19/2011