ASL Resources for Signing Families
While schools in B.C. are currently closed, here are some online resources to keep Deaf and Hard of Hearing kids learning and informed as well as families to learn ASL online.
ASL Video for Learning
Savannah is a nine year old Deaf performance artist who was born with moderate to severe hearing loss. Her parents and siblings are all Deaf, and use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate.
Follow her on Instagram: savvyasl
The Daily Moth
News delivered in ASL
Atomic Hands is committed to increasing public accessibility to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through ASL
E-Learning for Deaf Kids
Deaf Educators collaborating to provide accessible educational content specifically for students who learn best through American Sign Language.
ASL Book Time
A YouTube channel with a 7 ASL stories to choose from
Amanda Mitchell | Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This link takes you to a YouTube channel with 30 varied topics. Each topic has a playlist that leads to several more ASL videos on various ASL stories and topics of interest.
Deaf Owned Businesses
17 Deaf and Hard of Hearing people explain their careers in ASL (surgeon, firefighter, hairdresser, photographer, construction worker etc.)
ASLized fosters the integration of American Sign Language (ASL) educational research into visual media and literacy. A Variety of videos to choose from.
The Deaf Professional Arts Network (DPan)
DPan was originally formed to make music and music culture universally accessible by extending its reach to the Deaf and hard of hearing. You may also download their app for iPhone, Android. This website has a huge resource of videos on topics such as politics, sports, LGBTQ issues, women’s issues, ASL music videos, talk shows, comedy, health, etc.
DPan – Wee Hands (preschool children)
Songs signed by deaf children, ASL learning for babies and families
DPan – Kids Stories in ASL
A large variety of well-known children’s stories signed in ASL
DPan – Know That?!
Lots of videos with fun facts like: The Titanic, Leap Year Strangeness, Mario Bros facts,
DPan TV Workshop
Deaf Children and Youth perform pop culture songs in ASL
VL2 Storybook Apps / Motion Light Lab
In light of the COVID-19 situation, we are offering weekly sessions with our storybook apps. At no cost. Interact with your Deaf children or students using education resources.
Download Boab App from your App Store - Free until April 2nd, 2020
Introductory session on March 23rd, 7:00 am (PST)
ASL eBooks and Resources for Deaf Kids
Expansive List of ASL eBooks and Resources.
An online hub of videos where a Deaf family teaches ASL in a casual, fun way to put people at ease in learning the natural language of the Deaf.
Gallaudet University - ASL CONNECT
Free online interactive ASL classes
ASL Word Wall is a vocabulary building tool that supports sign and print word learning in a bilingual context: American Sign Language (ASL) and English. This format allows signers to use handshape to search for a sign that they know in ASL and are learning to read and spell in English.
$6.99 available now at the App Store. Coming soon for GooglePlay
The ASL App. Learn ASL for free
The ASL App is made by Deaf people for you! Learn conversational ASL right now, on the go, with all phrases and signs organized to make it easy for you to learn. Available for Apple & Android
ASL Online Service
Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS) is offering nine levels of online ASL instruction!
**For families who have school-aged deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children. (Families with d/hh children starting kindergarten this September may also register.)**
Virtual Meetings & Online Learning
Tips and Info for Virtual Meetings (ie. Zoom) and Online Learning to include DHH participants:
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Accessibility Tips
Guide: Teaching Remotely to DHH Students
The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center shares its tips on Teaching Remotely to DHH Students
Roundtable Discussion: Transitions to Online Teaching
CSD Learns: Deaf-Made and Deaf-Led Education
Accessibility Strategies for D/HH people in remote meetings:
Like many of us in response to COVID-19, your home is now your office and/or classroom. If you’re deaf or hard of hearing like me, you may be scrambling to figure out the best way to communicate in this virtual space.