American Sign Language

 

I have been interested in American Sign Language (ASL) for as long as I can remember. My first real contact with the deaf was at the Lexington School for the Deaf in Queens, NY, when we swam and did some lifeguard stuff; andI had to learn how to deal with deaf kids.  My next encounter with a deaf person wasn't until years later in an NA meeting.

At the NA meeting, at only my second encounter with the deaf, a guy asked me to sponsor him.  All I could do was type and TTY, since I knew no sign language except for the alphabet, and no one wants me to spell out my whole side of any conversation. 

Then, years later, after seeing other deaf people attending NA meetings, conventions and otherwise involved in other H&I situations, the opportunity presented itself for me to attend some classes, so I signed up to see if I could learn ASL and maybe even get an ASL Interpreter License. 

For anyone interested, I have a few links to help out.  For anyone just here for some comedy relief at my expense, check out some of the videos I've downloaded from YouTube; and then uploaded here.

 

A Really Good ASL Video Dictionary

An ASL Video Dictionary for "Members"

A Beginners Guide to ASL

Lexington School for the Deaf - NY

Texas School for the Deaf - Austin

American School for the Deaf - Hartford, CT - Oldest Deaf School in the US

Gallaudet University - Washington DC - founded 1864; its charter signed by Lincoln

ShoreTelSky's ASL Communication Page
(suggeted by the students of Christina Nills at After School Care Programs)

 

Sign Language (& related) Videos

viewing options (free downloads):
Windows Media Player        VLC Media Player        Quick Time Player         Winamp Player

Poker Face in ASL
Gibson High School
ASL2 class
signing
Lady Gaga's Pokerface
Video by ASL2GHS
Originally seen
Here
Barbie Doll in ASL
Gibson High School
ASL2 Class
signing
Barbie Doll
Video by ASL2GHS
Originally seen
Here
Cee Lo Green
ASL2 Class from
Gibson High School
Signing
Cee Lo Green's
F^@k You
Video by ASL2GHS
Originally seen
Here

Pink's Funhouse in ASL
Camille & Kennerly
doing
Pink's Funhouse
in ASL
original can be found
Here

 

ASL Version of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Sign Language interpretation
of Myley Cyrus' interpretation
of Cyndi Lauper's
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
by Gibson High School
ASL2 Class
Video by ASL2GHS
Originally seen
Here

You Belong to Me in ASL
Camille and Kennerly
signing
You Belong to Me
by Taylor Swift
original can be found
Here

 

White Liar in ASL
SOph1951
signing
Miranda Lambert's
White Liar
SOph1951 hs numerous ASL and
other videos and can be found
Here
Please Change Me
An original song
to teach ASL to toddlers
Please Change Me
by Smart Hands
Original video can be found
Here
Taylor Swift - You Belong To Me
SOph1951
signing
Taylor Swift's
You Belong to Me
SOph1951 hs numerous ASL and
other videos and can be found
Here
  The National Anthem by kaebearr in ASL
High School Basketball Player
"kaebearr"
signing
The National Anthem
then starting for the visiting team
original video can be seen
Here
 
     
Sign Language Satire of Torn
A sign language satire
of Imbruglia's Torn
by Jahan Lippowitz
  Full Satire ftg Natalie Imbruglia
Torn
sign language satire
with Johan Lippowitz
and Natalie Imbruglia
     

 

 
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