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The many facets of sign language

The many facets of sign language

By John Miller
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What is the difference between American Sign Language and other sign languages? Sign language has many different facets to it. American Sign Language (ASL) is the language created and used by the Deaf in the United States, Canada, parts of Mexico, and some other parts of the world. ASL has a limited amount of signs, but it is the purest language from the Deaf perspective. If you are using strict ASL and interpreting English, you often fingerspell words for ...
Signing Savvy Launches

Signing Savvy Launches

By Brian Winn
Sunday, February 22, 2009

A little background In 2005 we realized that, while there were a few good sign language resources on the web, there really was no site that provided a comprehensive reference for those learning sign language. The closest sites out there were the ASL Browser developed at Michigan State University and Signing Online. I was actually involved in the development of both these sites. The ASL Browser was developed back in 1996-1997. At the time, the site was quite revolutionary. Digital video on ...