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Sign Language Dictionaries

ASLPro
Dictionary with 4000 signs, 2000 religious signs, conversational phrases, and quizes. Created to be a free resource for the classroom teacher.

American Sign Language (ASL) Resource for Country Name-Signs around the World
Extensive country name-signs with indigenous and ASL signs.

Dr. Bill Vicars' American Sign Language Fingerspelling Practice
Fingerspelling practice. You can adjust the speed and number of letters of the words.

Signing Savvy | ASL Sign Language Video Dictionary
Several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

LifePrint - Learn American Sign Language (ASL)
Dictionary and ASL University.

Handspeak.com
Handspeak has American Sign Language (ASL) online dictionary, ASL grammar, fingerspelling, and others: Baby Talk, International Sign Language, gesture, ASL storytelling and art.

ASLSearch.com - American Sign Language and Beyond!
Sign dictionary and Guess the Sign games.

ASL Browser
Michigan State University's dictionary of many common signs.

Babies and Sign Language
Infant Sign Language - online sign dictionary

DeafMissions
ASL dictionary of religious signs

What's the Sign for... (Sign For Word)
Video responses to the question, "What's the sign for...?" on Deaf Newspaper

Science, Math, Technical Sign Dictionaries

NTID Science/Mathematics Sign Lexicon
Online Science/Math dictionary.

embeOUTREACH (moved to App Store)
Signs for: Math (elementary and secondary), Biology, Physics, Auto Mechanics, Countries, Geography, Government, U.S. History

Interpreter Resources

The Interpreter's Friend
Huge number of resources by David Bar-Tzur.

Classroom Interpreting
Designed to help educational teams in K-12 settings support deaf and hard of hearing students who use educational interpreters to access education and social interaction.

EIPA
Information about the Educational Interpreters Performance Assessment from the source: the EIPA Diagnostic Center at Boys Town National Research Hospital

HowStuffWorks
Learn how Everything Works!

Idiom Site
Find out the meanings of common sayings.

Washington State RID
Washington State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

RID
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

NCIEC
National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers website.

Interpreting in Healthcare
ASL and English Resources for Interpreting in Medical Settings

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
General reference for frequently used medical terms that may be helpful when searching the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders' site.

Education

RIT - National Technical Institute for the Deaf
World's first and largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. One of nine colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing students.

CSUN : National Center on Deafness
National Center on Deafness at California State University, Northridge offers you an outstanding education as well as opportunities for personal growth.

ASL University
Free online ASL classes.


NTID Deaf Index
Created to help locate articles, papers, publications, and information on Interpreting, Interpreting Issues, Sign Language, Deaf Studies, Deaf History, and other related materials.

Deaf Culture and Resources

World Federation of the Deaf
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is an international non-governmental organisation representing approximately 70 million Deaf people worldwide. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of these 70 million live in developing countries, where authorities are rarely familiar with their needs or desires.

DeafNation
DeafNation Expo, DeafNation.com, and DeafNation one-stop center for deaf and hard of hearing news. DeafNation has been to many locations all over the world.

Discovering Deaf Worlds
Dedicated to creating a world that recognizes the abilities of deaf and hard of hearing persons in developing countries to acquire an education, maintain a job, raise families, and live autonomously.

National Association of the Deaf

Washington State Association of the Deaf

Hearing on Very Well
(formerly Deafness on About.com)
Information on deafness, sign language, and daily life of deaf people.

DeafHealth.org
Health Education in ASL!

Deaf Art/Deaf Artists
Over 40 Deaf and hard of hearing artists and numerous resources and materials.

National Theatre of the Deaf
Touring the nation and the world for over 45 years, the acting company is comprised of deaf and hearing actors. Each performance unfolds simultaneously in two languages; one for the eye, American Sign Language, and one for the ear, the Spoken Word.


DeafTV
DeafTV is an international online TV website dedicated to providing sign language video content for the Deaf and signing community.

OIC Movies - American Sign Language (ASL) Deaf Videos
OIC Movies is a unique database of over 2000 videos in American Sign Language, captioned in English. These videos include personal stories about Deaf life, jokes, odd news and historical topics.

Deaf Newspaper, LLC
Deaf newspaper, Around the News by Ken Davis

Deafspot
Deafspot: The Deaf Community Online (web portal)

See What I'm Saying - The movie
Follows the journeys of four deaf entertainers over the course of a single year as their stories intertwine and culminate in some of the most important events of their lives.

Deaf.com
Deaf Community: DeafChat, DeafNotes, DeafNews, DeafStore, DeafPeople, DeafConf

D-PAN
The Deaf Performing Arts Network (D-PAN) was formed to make music and music culture accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community as well as to create career and learning opportunities in the performing arts.

DPAN.TV (The Sign Language Channel)
was formed for a singular, essential purpose: to make quality American Sign Language (ASL) daily news and information accessible to both the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community and its supporters. At present, there are nearly 30 million Deaf/Hard of Hearing people living in the United States who, despite their pronounced interest, have been largely excluded from meaningful access to news and information.

 

Books and Videos

The Picture Plus Dictionary, Second Edition by Virginia McKinney
The practical illustrated dictionary you've been looking for is here! This excellent resource contains literally thousands of words accompanied by an illustration of its sign and an English sentence in which the word is used.

Sign With Your Baby: How to Communicate With Infants Before They Can Speak by Joseph Garcia
Teaches hearing parents how to use simple sign language gestures to communicate with their hearing infants before their infants can speak.

Butte Publications
Resources Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities covering language skill building (English or sign), professional resources, and other interesting and informative publications.

Sign Enhancers, Inc
Publisher of a variety of videos and publications related to sign language, Deaf culture, and interpreting.

Dawn Sign Press
Publisher of popular books related to Deaf culture and ASL books, videos, workshops.

Sign Media, Inc
Sign Media, Inc. is the publisher of Master ASL!, the only American Sign Language curriculum designed to meet national and state standards for foreign language learning.

Gallaudet University Press
Publisher of a wide variety of academic and educational publications and lots of other media resources.

Harris Communications
One-stop source for products for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals and sign language interests.

suggestions or comments: brian
updated 11/2011
dead links removed 11/2016