The week is almost over and you're probably flooded with videos and blogs about Deaf people, Deaf Culture, & ASL.
Maybe it perked your interest to learn more history or culture?
Maybe it perked your interest in learning to sign?
Now the question is Where? Who's reliable? I've put together a list of good resources to start off with.
Deaf Culture Books
These are a few of my recommended books to learn about Deaf Culture, Deaf Life, and more.
American Sign Language Books
A few ASL Books I trust, but please note you can't really learn to sign solely from books. ASL is a visual language and books "don't move". It's a good resource once you've learned to sign and want to look up a new word.
Now here's a list of my favorite websites for online classes, online dictionaries and social media groups to check out!
Even though I've given you a bunch of resources to check out and learn but the reality is to learn in person.
Take a class at a college, library, organization or even online. Teachers will be sure to show you much better than any book or app can. They can also give you feedback on your signing as well.
Then the next best thing is immersion, go out into the Deaf community and interact and practice your signing and your receptive skills (reading other signers). Look for Deaf Coffee chats, Silent Dinners, Deaf events and local Deaf agencies.
I really hope you decide to learn ASL, as many Deaf people have commented "any little bit helps".
Feel free to contact me with any questions, I'll be happy to answer!