www.deafsign.com is a new site, that offers a whole new approach to bringing the Deaf and hearing worlds closer together. The site has benefited from examples in other countries, such as the USA and provides information, contacts and discussion on issues related to deafness and sign language.
I didn’t mean to fall in love with American Sign Language. I promise. I was a silly college girl, absorbed in my world of costuming, and suddenly the class that fulfilled my general ed language requirement was my favorite class. It was fun and funny, and suddenly my whole being ached for fluency. I signed up for ASL 2, even though it didn’t count toward anything, and I love it just as much as I loved the first semester. Now, I’m working hard towards becoming an American Sign Language Interpreter. I know I have a long way to go before I get good enough for that, but I’m excited to try for it anyway.
The language is great, but it’s a whole package deal, really. I had no idea that there was a whole Deaf Culture out there existing side by side with my Hearing Culture. The discovery has been amazing. I know that I’m an ignorant little hearing girl, but I’d really love to share what I’m learning as I learn it. I find it fascinating, and I think you will too.