This page contains culturally authentic materials for teaching and learning American Sign Language (ASL) here. See the Language Links 2006 wiki for additional resources for teaching and learning ASL.


Academic Journals


DeafStudiesDigitalJournal.JPG - Includes academic articles in various sign languages, critical reflections, drama, performance art, interviews, poetry, reviews, storytelling, and short videos and films in sign language

Art


DeafPerformingArtsNetwork.jpg - Links to great videos made by performing artists in ASL, along with lots of other resources. Be sure to take a look at the Signmark video (Def Eminem).

DeafArtDeafArtists.gif - A beautiful site with links to art by deaf artists, art that expresses key ideas about deaf culture, articles related to art and deafness, etc.

DeafStudiesDigitalJournal.JPG - Includes academic articles in various sign languages, critical reflections, drama, performance art, interviews, poetry, reviews, storytelling, and short videos and films in sign language


Blogs & Vlogs


DeafRead.JPG - Organized by number of visits, with least visits at the top of the screen (contains blogs AND vlogs)



Children's Literature


SignwritingChildrensStories.JPG - Extensive collection (mostly in English, some in Spanish) of common fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and other children's literature (such as Dr. Seuss) written in sign writing.



Comics


DeafDigest.JPG - Contains comics, deaf news, sports, and captioned videos specifically related to the culture and concerns of the deaf community

Culture

WhatIsDeafCulture.gif - Extensive comments about different aspects of culture, along with a chart comparing deaf culture to other cultures of the world


History



GallaudetVideoLibrary.JPG - View episodes of Deaf Mosaic and other programs

historythroughdeafeyes.gif - From Gallaudet University (history of deafness and deaf issues in the U.S.)



Interviews


DeafStudiesDigitalJournal.JPG - Includes academic articles in various sign languages, critical reflections, drama, performance art, interviews, poetry, reviews, storytelling, and short videos and films in sign language


News

DeafDigest.JPG - Contains comics, deaf news, sports, and captioned videos specifically related to the culture and concerns of the deaf community


DeafNation.png - Human interest stories and other tidbits in sign language from a variety of countries


DeafSource.jpg- A Facebook group that posts status updates of interest to the deaf community


OICMovies.jpg - Free videos in ASL about various high interest news and informational items, organized by topics such as entertainment, health, money, news, opinions, science, silent memoirs, technology, travel, world deaf, etc. Many of those categories are further subdivided into additional subcategories.


Music Videos


I'm Deaf by Sean Forbes



Watch These Hands by Sean Forbes


Poetry


ASL Poetry


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Theatre


NationalTheatreOfTheDeaf.jpg


Videos


AccessibleEmergencyInformation.JPG - An extensive collection of videos and accompanying print materials regarding a wide range of emergency preparedness topics (basic first aid, chemical emergencies, earthquakes, flooding, food safety, hurricanes, infectious diseases, insects/animal, landslides, nuclear emergencies, terrorism, tornadoes, winter storms, etc.)

DeafHealth.jpg - A very nice website with videos about diseases, understanding tests, and finding deaf-friendly doctors

DeafRead.JPG- Organized by number of visits, with least visits at the top of the screen (contains blogs AND vlogs)

DeafTube.png - Like YouTube, but in ASL; categories include Comedy, Educational, International, Learn ASL, Music, and Sports

InformationalVideosInASL.JPG - Policy-related videos in ASL on topics such as the Affordable Care Act, emergency preparedness, filing a complaint about communication access, health information, social security, etc.

OICMovies.jpg - Free videos in ASL about various high interest news and informational items, organized by topics such as entertainment, health, money, news, opinions, science, silent memoirs, technology, travel, world deaf, etc. Many of those categories are further subdivided into additional subcategories.

SignFSIS.JPG - A YouTube channel containing food safety videos in ASL on topics such as e-coli, food safety during a power outage, food safety during tailgating, food safety with turkey, etc.



Waiting on the World to Change - Mashup of audio, video, newspapers, and images that comments on deafness


Pedagogical Resources


Materials for Teachers of ASL - Extensive list of resources (be sure to check the ASL Literature and Videos categories)

Utah Core Standards for ASL 1 & 2 (Note the standards regarding Deaf Culture toward the end of the documents)