The easy answer to this question is that four rhymes with explore and makes a cute project title. The real answer relates to the nature of the Internet. The idea started as we searched for websites that could be used with classroom activities. When we just listed one site in an assignment, Murphy's Law always seemed to apply. The site we needed was "not found", loaded too slowly, or the content was changed. With two sites we're assured that at least one will work, however we really only have one resource. Just as we need three legs for a sturdy chair, we need a least three resources for a successful exploration. With four sites, one can be down and we still have enough for information comparisons. In some cases, we've listed more than four websites on a particular topic. For example, we might provide a few for younger readers and others for more advanced learners.
Deaf and hearing people worldwide want to learn and enjoy American Sign Language – ASL. Our vision here at ASL Access is to promote public access to ASL.
1. Show where to find ASL videos.
2. Tell about ASL videos.
3. Make ASL videos!
We encourage YOU to make ASL videos, too! You could sign songs, read books in ASL (respect copyrights), or just make interesting ASL videos for fun!
American Sign Language (ASL) is the primary language of an estimated 100,000 to 500,000 Americans (Padden, 1987), including deaf native signers, hearing children of deaf parents, and fluent deaf signers who have learned ASL from other deaf individuals. A growing population of hearing, second language students is learning ASL in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary classrooms.
This site consists of authentic sign language used by bilingual and monolingual culturally Deaf and codas. The creator is an ASL instructor and native signer -- born and raised in culturally Deaf family and community. This work is a labor of love and passion for sign language. ...
Our K - 12 educational content is organized to save you time, frustration and search engine overload as you choose from our lesson plans, teaching and study notes, and printable worksheets that have been used with great success in homes and classrooms world-wide. Topics ranging from American Sign Language (ASL),grammar and fractions, are listed by subject and grade on our free Lesson PlansPage.
Signing Online offers web-based courses, designed to effectively teach you American Sign Language (ASL) at your own pace from anywhere using your computer, tablet or smart phone. These courses focus on conversational ASL and use videos to demonstrate the visual nature of signing. The courses are perfect for anyone wanting to learn ASL.