An ASL Dictionary

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 2018: Thanksgiving and Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Site News   |  Wednesday, November 21, 2018

By Jillian Winn

                 

THANKSGIVING SALE 2018

THANKSGIVING & Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale

SAVE 25% ON 1-YEAR and 3-YEAR INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS and GIFT MEMBERSHIPS


Use promo code: THANKYOU2018


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 do not ask for any credit card information when you sign up for a free Registered Guest Account). 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.

Members receive a discount on our ASL One-on-One Sessions

Whether you lack local resources where you can meet and sign with others, like the convenience of online sessions to better match your schedule, or want to work with a signing expert who can create a session that best meets your goals and objectives — we are here to help! We offer one-on-one sessions with one of our signing experts through Savvy Tutoring or Savvy Chat. Each session is 30-minutes long and takes place online through video chat. Learn more about Savvy Tutoring and Savvy Chat.

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!

Love Signing Savvy?

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, put membership on your holiday wish list, and help spread the word by recommending Signing Savvy to others.

We have a recommendation program and easy graphic links you can use to link to us.  You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter or Pinterest.


Sale valid Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:01 AM through Monday, November 26, 2018 11:59 PM. Use promo code: THANKYOU2018 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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Interpreter Q & A: Is it ok to eat at a work event once my assignment ends?

Interpreter Tips   |  Friday, November 16, 2018

By Brenda Cartwright

This article is by Brenda Cartwright. Brenda is a seasoned interpreter, a master teacher, and well known presenter. Brenda is the "Dear Abby" for the interpreting world - author of the Dear Reality column in the VIEWS publication from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the book Encounters With Reality: 1001 Interpreter Scenarios. She will be contributing blog articles for Signing Savvy on interpreting, Deaf culture, and answering a series of "Dear BC" interpreter questions.

This article is part of our "Dear BC, Interpreter Q & A” series, which answers questions on interpreting and Deaf culture from multiple perspectives. This article was also published in the Summer 2018 (Issue 35 Volume 3) Edition of VIEWS Magazine from RID. VIEWS is a digital publication distributed quarterly by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and dedicated to the interpreting profession. The magazine includes RID member spotlights, announcements from the RID board, and engaging stories about issues impacting the interpreting community. See this article (on page 26) and more in the Spring 2018 Edition of VIEWS Magazine from RID.

Dear BC,

I was asked to interpret for an art department showcase. Food was served during the presentations. After it was over there was an announcement that there was tons of food left and for everyone to "eat up!" My client encouraged me to get some food. My interpreting duties were finished, but I still felt strange about it. I wasn’t sure if it was appropriate?

Sincerely,
Hungry Observer

The video features a full interpretation of what is discussed in this article.

An Experienced Interpreter's Perspective:

As long as the assignment is truly over I think the interpreter can partake of the food.

An Experienced Deaf Consumer's Perspective:

I think the interpreter should politely decline offers of food. You are not a member of the organization hosting the event.

What's your perspective? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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About the Author

Brenda CartwrightBrenda Cartwright is a seasoned interpreter, a master teacher, well known presenter, and author of several best selling sign language and interpreting textbooks from the RID Press. For the last 30 years Brenda has been the Chair of the Sign Language Interpreter Program at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan.

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