Did you know? American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most widely used language in the U.S., after English and Spanish. A form of ASL has been used in the U.S. for over two hundred years.
Many Deaf/HOH people communicate by using ASL, which combines hand signs, gestures, and facial expressions to create words and sentences. ASL is used by people with all kinds of disabilities, not just deafness, and people without disabilities enjoy learning this unique language too!
As many as 500,000 people in the U.S. communicate using ASL.
Join us for this fun and informative ASL for Beginners course! Learn the manual alphabet and 100 American Sign Language word signs.
Tuesdays, 10:30- 11:30, February 14, 21, 28 and March 14 & 28 @ Millhopper Branch in the Combined Meeting Room.
This course is inclusive. People with all disabilities and all abilities are welcome! All ages are welcome!
Registration is suggested, so the instructor can prepare materials for each student, but walk-ins are welcome.
Click on the images to view library resources on ASL/Deaf culture:
And watch these adorable toddlers using ASL...