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Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

And Much More!

Signing Savvy is an ideal resource to use while you learn sign language. It includes the ability to view large sign videos, build your own word lists and share them with others, create virtual flash cards and quizzes, print signs, build sign phrases, ...and more

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Thanksgiving Sale: Thanksgiving and Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Site News   |  Wednesday, November 25, 2015

By Jillian Winn



THANKSGIVING & Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale


Use promo code: THANKYOU2015

This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for your support!

Thank you for being part of the Signing Savvy community of users. Thank you for using Signing Savvy, giving us your praise, and recommending Signing Savvy to others.

We especially want to thank those with full membership. In addition to accessing the full member features (such as unlimited searching, the ability to create word lists, practice through digital flash cards and quizzes, use of the mobile Apps, etc.), membership helps us continue to add more sign videos, content, and features to the site.

We offer free access to all of our signs. 

We are passionate about sign language education and increasing communication through the use of sign language. Any one can visit the Signing Savvy website or create a Registered Guest account for free. We offer free access to all of our signs through browsing and limited searches because we want everyone to have access to learn sign language.

But, membership provides much more...

Signing Savvy membership provides unrestricted, full access to all Signing Savvy features. There are many benefits to full membership, including unlimited searching, larger videos, the ability to create wordlists, use digital flashcards and quizzing, access to use our mobile app, and more. Learn about all of the features.

Why is there a cost for membership?

We hope that those that love to use Signing Savvy and want to take advantage of the member features would become full members in order to help support us. We would not be able to offer these features and maintain them (or even have the Signing Savvy website) without charging for membership.  There is a cost to creating, maintaining, and growing the website - equipment, software, hardware, hosting, and staff costs. We're always working to improve Signing Savvy, add to our content, and enhance our features - our work is never done!

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Please consider becoming a member today or purchasing a gift of membership for friends and family this holiday season to support our continued effort to improve Signing Savvy and make it the best sign language resource.

If you can’t afford membership at this time, please continue to use the free features of Signing Savvy, consider becoming a member in the future, putting membership on your holiday wish list, and help spread the word by recommending Signing Savvy to others.

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Sale valid Thursday, November 26, 2015 12:01 AM through Monday, November 30, 2015 11:59 PM. Use promo code: THANKYOU2015 for individual or gift memberships for 1-year and 3-year terms (if you currently have a membership, the new membership time will be added to your account in addition to any membership time you already have).


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Short Film from CNN Highlights a Deaf All-American Family

Deaf Culture   |  Monday, November 23, 2015

By Jillian Winn

With Thanksgiving this week, this short film from CNN does a nice job of highlighting what many of us are most thankful for - family. The short film, called “All-American Family” shares the story of the Pedersen family, a deaf family with deaf parents, two deaf sons, and one hearing son. It gives a glimpse into Deaf culture and what living in a Deaf family and Deaf community is like. If you’re a football fan, you will also like seeing the boys’ passion for football. If you have 15 minutes, watch this short film.

Watch the short film All-American Family on CNN

Link to video: Watch the video on CNN's website.


Unfortunately, the film does not currently include captions. We’ve typed up a transcript for you below:

Captions for CNN’s short film “All-American Family”

0:12 - 0:22 [Cheering]

0:27 - 0:56 Singing: And the rockets red glare,
the bombs bursting in air,
gave proof through the night
that our flag was still there
oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

1:06 [Cheering]

1:08 That’s a tails and that’s a heads. What’s your call?
The call is tails.
Ok. It is a tails.
You won the toss.
You want to differ.
So they want the ball?
They want the ball.
Ok, they want the ball.

1:24 [Cheering]

4:36 I don’t think I’ve ever wished that they could hear.
I think more, I’d wish that I could be deaf.
It’s like I feel like the odd one out.
I just didn’t get why I wasn’t like them.
It’s all they’ve ever known,
and they’re such like a community here.
And they like, they have a lot of pride.


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