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  1. Welcome

    1. Introduce Yourself

      Introduce yourself to the community by telling us a little bit about yourself and your interest or experience of American Sign Language.

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    2. Using this website

      Tips and advice for using this website.

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  2. Learning American Sign Language

    1. Why are you learning ASL?

      Why did you decide to learn Sign Language?  Share your ASL story with the community.

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    2. What is the ASL sign for:

      Ask the community how to sign a certain word or to translate a sign that you have seen but do not know the meaning for.

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    3. ASL Songs, Stories, & Poems

      Share songs, stories, & poems in American Sign Language.

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    4. ASL Practice Zone

      Practice your ASL signing skills here with a short description or story and let other people give you feedback.

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    5. Courses & Classes

      Share tips, information, and stories about your experiences of learning sign language.

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    6. ASL in Schools

      Discuss your thoughts and ideas for learning and using American Sign Language in schools.

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  3. General Chat

    1. Job Vacancies

      Are looking for, or are you offering, any ASL or related job vacancies?

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    2. Deaf Culture

      Chat & discussion around Deaf culture and identity.

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    3. Current Events & News

      Discuss things that are happening locally and around the world.

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    4. General Chat

      A board to chat about other things.

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