Links to Other Organizations

If you are an ASL presenter or promote ASL in some way, and you would like to be featured on this “Links” page, please email ASL Access to be put on a list for consideration (please include your name, website, and contact information).

A-Z to Deafblindness

Resource site providing information on Deafblindness.

ADWAS (Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services)

Resources including ASL video on domestic violence in the deaf community.

Alphaplus

Focus on adult literacy, including ASL.

ASDC   American Society for Deaf Children

ASDC is a nonprofit parent-helping-parent organization promoting a positive attitude toward signing and deaf culture. Also provides support, encouragement, and current information about deafness to families with deaf and hard of hearing children.

ASLIS   American Sign Language & Interpreting School of Seattle

The American Sign Language & Interpreting School of Seattle (ASLIS) is committed to providing quality instruction in American Sign Language and Deaf culture as well as a comprehensive education in the art of interpreting between Deaf and hearing people. Their experienced staff includes Theresa B. Smith, Ph.D. (MCSC, SC:L), Ellie Savidge (CDI-P, CLIP:R), and Shawn Broderick ("Prince of Classifiers" and more!).

ASLTA   American Sign Language Teachers Association

ASLTA is a national professional organization of teachers of American Sign Language (ASL), and operates under the auspices of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).  ASLTA certifies teachers of ASL, advises teaching programs, provides professional development activities on the national and chapter levels, and seeks to advance the recognition of ASL in schools and state Boards of Education.

Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf

Bookstore includes books and videos made by Canadian Deaf people.

Described and Captioned Media Program

Freely lends videos and CD-ROM titles to deaf or hard of hearing Americans, their parents, families, teachers, counselors, or others whose use of the collection would benefit a deaf or hard of hearing person. Searchable on-line catalog of over 4,000 open-captioned videos (some featuring sign language) on a wide variety of topics useful for people of all ages and reading levels. Captioned videos may be borrowed from CMP for one week; postage is paid by CMP. Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, administered by the National Association of the Deaf. There is no charge for any CMP service.

ASLinfo.com

A superb, easy to navigate, very informative site about ASL, interpreting and Deaf culture.  Also includes many related web links.

CODA Children of Deaf Adults

CODA is an organization established for the purpose of promoting family awareness and individual growth in hearing children of deaf adults.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing AA 12 Step Recovery Resources for Alcoholism / Addiction

Resources for 12 Step Recovery Program

Deafhomeschool.com

This site provides resources for homeschooling families with deaf children.

Deafplanet.com

Web-based animated programs with signing Deaf characters, educational games, and activities.

Electronic Deaf Education Network

Information, services and products.  Described as "a virtual community for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People, their families and friends."

FOLDA

Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action, founded by a Deaf librarian, Alice L. Hagemeyer, to assure full library access.

Gallaudet University

The world's only four-year liberal arts university for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Established in 1864 by an act of Congress, Gallaudet offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and numerous continuing education and summer courses. The University disseminates information through such units as the Gallaudet Bookstore, Gallaudet University Press, Gallaudet Research Institute, Pre-College National Missions Progams, College for Continuing Education, and the National Information Center on Deafness.

H3 Network Media Alliance

H3 Network Media Alliance, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 2009 to broadcast video programming of special events on the internet so Deaf and hard of hearing people around the world can view and be part of these activities. H3 has covered many major events worldwide including the Deaflympics, the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), International Committee of Sports of the Deaf, and "Travel with Dawn" series exploring China, Hong Kong and South Africa. H3 Network Media Alliance broadcasts in International Sign. International Sign is an international auxiliary language used by WFD and the Deaflympics. WFD estimates a potentially larger audience of 70 million Deaf people worldwide - providing more exposure than any of sign language in a specific country or region could offer.

Handspeak

This site is an offshoot of dww.org.  It features an online sign dictionary, cultural info and more. Run by dww.org founder Jolanta Lapiak.

Hearing Loss Association of America

Promotes awareness and information about hearing loss, communication, assistive devices, and alternative communication skills through publications, exhibits, and presentations.

Homeschooling Children with Special Needs

A listing of links to support, information, and resources for homeschooling children with special needs.

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center - Gallaudet University

"Working for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Throughout the United States."

Lifeprint Institute

Offers the unique online Vicars American Sign Language Course that provides a basic introduction to American Sign Language.

NAD   National Association of the Deaf

The nation's largest organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications. Focuses on grassroots advocacy and empowerment, captioned media, deafness-related information and publications, legal assistance, policy development and research, public awareness, and youth leadership development.

NTD   National Theatre of the Deaf

Concentrates on artistic and theatrical professional development of deaf actors. Tours the United States and abroad. Also presents Little Theatre of the Deaf productions in schools, theaters, museums, and libraries. Sponsors a professional school and Deaf Theatre Conference for deaf individuals.

NTID   National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Provides technological postsecondary education to deaf and hard of hearing students. Disseminates informational materials and instructional videotapes on issues related to deaf people and deaf culture.

PEPNet Postsecondary Education Programs Network Resource Center

Provides information and materials to postsecondary institutions serving individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.   Their online catalog of materials can be used by the general public as a starting place to find information about a wide variety of issues related to deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

RID   Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.

A professional organization that certifies interpreters, provides information on interpreting to the general public, publishes a national directory of certified interpreters, and makes referrals to interpreter agencies.

San Francisco Public Library: The Deaf Services Center

Currently, one of the premier public library collections of video resources on sign language and deafness. Available to local San Francisco library patrons.

The Sign Writing Site

Sign writing is a way to read, write and type the movements of signed languages.  The SignWriting Web Site is a reference library for written Sign Language Literature and free SignWriting Lessons Online. The online library of Sign Language Literature includes both fiction and non-fiction, written by Deaf native signers, in American Sign Language, Nicaraguan Sign Language, and Brazilian Sign Language.

SigningOnline LLC

(Online ASL courses; Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to educators.)

Signs of Development

This site provides workshops for interpreter development and CEU credit.

Silent Blessings

This organization assists people in finding Deaf Ministry resources, including ASL videos.

TDI   Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc.

A nonprofit consumer advocacy organization promoting full visual access to entertainment, information, and telecommunications for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and speech impaired. Conducts consumer education and involvement, technical assistance and consulting, application of existing and emerging technologies, networking and collaborations, uniformity of standards, national policy development, and advocacy.

Trix Bruce

An extraordinary ASL performer, presenter, and poet, Trix Bruce also mentors sign language interpreters as an approved RID sponsor for CEUs.