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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Blog Articles by: Jillian Winn

Our Features Explained in Video

Site News   |  Sunday, November 8, 2009

By Jillian Winn

We try to make our many features as easy to understand and use as possible, BUT we know more explanation for some of our features is long overdue. We often get questions such as how do I create my own word list? How does the phrase builder work? How do I setup virtual flash cards and quizzes? How do I print multiple words on the same sheet of paper?

To address this, we have made a series of screencast recordings! We hope this set of videos will better explain our features so you can take full advantage of site. The videos are available by clicking the "i" icons in the About Section of the site or you can check them out on our YouTube Channel.

Several videos are up ... but we are still in the process of adding captions. Captions are on a few of the videos but we hope to get them on all the videos within the next week or so.



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Membership without PayPal

Site News   |  Friday, October 23, 2009

By Jillian Winn

When we first launched Signing Savvy we used PayPal for all of our payment processing. PayPal is one of the most trusted methods of transferring money on the Internet. However, we have had several users ask if they could pay directly for membership without having a PayPal account. Good news! We now accept credit card payments directly through the Signing Savvy website! That is, you can pay without using PayPal. Of course, if you prefer to pay with PayPal, you may still do so.

Membership gives you access to all the features of the Signing Savvy website. Become a member today!


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RSS Feed Now Available of Signing Savvy Blog

Site News   |  Friday, September 18, 2009

By Jillian Winn

We now have a RSS feed (What is RSS?) of the Signing Savvy blog. Feel free to link to it in your RSS readers or pull the feed into your own site.

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Word List Improvements

Site News   |  Wednesday, September 16, 2009

By Jillian Winn

Today we enhanced the member ability to create word lists. Previously, once you created a word list, you could add words to the word list by searching for them and then selected your word list from the Add to Word list drop down menu on the page of the sign you wanted to add. While this feature still remains, there is now a much easier way to add words to your word list. You can now add a whole list of words instantly to your word list!

To access this new feature:

  1. Click on the My Word List link (in the Browse Signs box in the top right of the page)
  2. Find the word list you want to add words to and click the Manage Word List button next to the list. If you don't have a word lists yet or want to create a new one, just click the Create Word List button.
  3. On the Mange Word List page, just type (or copy and paste) the words or phrases you wish to add to the list into the Add Words text box. Put each word or phrase on a new line. Words on the same line will be treated as a phrase.
  4. Then click the Add Words button.
  5. You will be given a report of what was added to the word list.
  6. Once you return to the Manage Word list page, you edit the word list, including choosing a variation for words that have multiple meanings or multiple sign variations, removing a word, changing the word order, or modifying a phrase.

As always, any word list you create you can share with other Signing Savvy members. You can also practice the signs on the word list using the virtual flash cards feature or quiz yourself using the quiz feature.

Enjoy the new word list features!


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The Simpsons Learn Sign Language

General Interest   |  Monday, July 13, 2009

By Jillian Winn

Just for fun - In a recent episode of the Simpsons, titled "The Good, The Bad, and the Drugly", the bully Nelson Muntz, used American Sign Language to fingerspell his trademark "Haw Haw!" laugh rather than vocalize it. Like all Simpsons characters, Nelson has just four digits, which makes his fingerspelling a bit unique. Nelson signs about 3 minutes and 30 seconds into the episode.


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