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  2. Hello all! I have been practicing ASL by myself for several years, and I can communicate in slow conversations. But having no one to practice with, I often lose momentum in learning. I would like to become an interpreter someday, or even teach. I was excited to find a community such as this one!
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  4. Are you going to be learning ASL together or do they have a headstart already? There are a few ASL dictionaries, like Handspeak, also a lot of material on Youtube. Google "ASL signs", set it to videos and youtube, and just start watching all the videos. Take lots of notes to remember the signs. Open a new notepad file and put in it all the site addresses, you will want to find them later. look for specific videos on every subject, alphabet, numbers, verbs, time, animals, etc. Make sure you're all learning the same thing, and make sure you're not learning BSL, wups~
  5. I have a grandparent who was diagnosed deaf last year. I really want to stay in communication with him so am looking to learn ASL sign language. I'm not sure where to start I searched some different apps and found one called Pocket Sign but I don't have an iPhone. I see they have a website https://www.pocketsign.org has anyone ever used it? do you guys have any android/website ASL learning resources to recommend?
  6. Just start now, and see how it changes over time, as you learn ASL, trying to be perfect now only slows you down.
  7. Hello! I'm sorry if this is not the right forum for this question. I wasn't sure where it would go best! I am an artist currently working on a comic. One of the characters is not deaf but rather is unable to speak, and he communicates via sign language. Because a comic is a visual but non-moving medium, I'm trying to figure out the best way to show this. My thoughts right now is to do a couple of panels of him signing main ideas and providing a text translation, since I know it would be impractical to show the entire sentence every time he speaks (and I also do not know sign language besides fingerspelling and a few key words). I know this is a rather niche question, but I thought it would be better to ask, as I am not part of a community that uses sign language to communicate, nor do I know anyone who does IRL.
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  9. Hi All! I sell pre-made and custom ASL stickers on Etsy and Fiver! These stickers are great for gifts or personal use! They work for water bottles, laptops, journals, or wherever you like to stick your stickers! Below are the links to both platforms and I have attached a few samples! Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/aestheticartwithlove?coupon=FORUM5 Fiver: https://www.fiverr.com/share/ERGDoK Use the code FORUM5 for $5 off for coming from the forum!!
  10. There are a few youtube channels that are more obscure that can help, especially "Read with ASL" google it with the word youtube appended. Others are at a more intermediate level, like "IntermediateASL", "ASLInteractive", and of course Bill Vicars. Talk to Deaf people in your city for both advice and connections. Go to your community college and ask to talk to an ASL teacher, and tell them about everything. Find a Deaf club/group in your city, but in-person is much better, especially if they can interact with him directly and they can certainly direct you better. If there is a Deaf school nearby, stop in and talk to everyone there, basically let Deaf guide you~
  11. Hi there, my son is in 2nd grade and is nonverbal. He uses ASL to communicate yet he can hear enough that the teachers and aides just talk to him. They use a little bit of sign but no one in the school is fluent in ASL. Its frustrating toe as a parent to see such a lack of drive to learn it. I'm actually having a hard time with requesting it in his IEP because it's hard to advocate for him. I think it's an excellent idea to include ASL as a class in all schools.
  12. Hi there, I have a special needs son who is 8 and is mentally about the age of a 4 year old. We've know he has hearing loss since he was about 8 months old and so we started signing with him. In the last couple years his signing has come a long way thanks to signing videos and his need and want to communicate. He can hear at 40% in his left ear and a little better in his right so we definitely still verbalize everything while we are signing. The signing we are doing is more for main ideas but not so much sentences. I signed up here hoping I could get some advice and help with signs.
  13. I would love to have a signing practice buddy. Today is my 1st time on this site. If anyone knows of any other site that people meet on to practice signing I'm open to any suggestions. I am on Eastern Standard time, I live in North Carolina!
  14. I'm new to this site. I am very interested in having a practice buddy to sign with. I am on Eastern Sandered time, I live in North Carolina
  15. I'm new as well. I would definitely like to practice. Are you deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing?
  16. I'm new here, can't wait to meet you all! Where are you from? I live in North Carolina!

  17. We've had a couple of queries about how to enable push notifications on these forums so that you are notified about replies, and posts you're following, in your browser or device even if you don't have the page open. These notifications can be enabled within your settings: https://www.signlanguageforum.com/asl/notifications/options/ Here's a screenshot:
  18. This is excellent news. i'm on pacific time because I'm on the west coast. I'd be willing to get together sometime between morning and noon here. I'll check this site in the morning. I hope you are actively checking this site.
  19. Hey all, I would be down to be a practice partner. Id say im an advanced beginner willing to sign with anyone.
  20. Good afternoon. As many of us, I'm snooping around for online practice groups. Unfortunately zoom / online works ideally for many of us, but as Covid wanes and groups are ending in favor of in-person, we are eager to hear about new groups (beyond those currently offered on Meetup.com (most of us belong to the main groups on there already)). Sometimes opportunities are shared in smaller communities, so worth asking as our regular ones sadly decline. It can be tricky with time zone differences, but it can't hurt to ask! Looking for conversation / discussion (vs. games or classes), primarily intermediate and above (all levels are okay as well, as I'm happy to spread the word for anyone in the same boat). Thank you for any ideas, links, direction etc!
  21. Hello. I've been a member to this site for a few years now. I frequently get on here and try to practice signing with people who are interested. If signing practice is what you're looking for, I'll be in the chatrooms on this site for the next hour or so.
  22. Hi Jax, I'm Aislyn I saw your posts on helpful ways to immerse yourself in ASL culture. I love the idea of video diaries! I am hearing and have been studying ASL on and off since I watched Switched at Birth in like 2014, I recently picked it back up and am looking for a conversation partner. I have not had any formal training but I love watching Lifeprint videos by Dr. Bill Vickers. Not sure if you'll see this, but would you want to practice together? I have all the same video tools but flipgrid
  23. Hello, My name is Alexian, and I am looking to improve my ASL. I was wondering if there are others that would like to practice signing with me, so I can improve? I am new to this platform, so please let me know what I can do to help me achieve my goal. Thanks so much!
  24. Are you still looking. for people to sign with via zoom?  I am HOH and learning ASL and need to practice.

     

    Best, CJ

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    • Hello all! I have been practicing ASL by myself for several years, and I can communicate in slow conversations. But having no one to practice with, I often lose momentum in learning. I would like to become an interpreter someday, or even teach. I was excited to find a community such as this one!
    • Are you going to be learning ASL together or do they have a headstart already?  There are a few ASL dictionaries, like Handspeak, also a lot of material on Youtube.  Google "ASL signs", set it to videos and youtube, and just start watching all the videos.  Take lots of notes to remember the signs.  Open a new notepad file and put in it all the site addresses, you will want to find them later.  look for specific videos on every subject, alphabet, numbers, verbs, time, animals, etc.  Make sure you
    • I have a grandparent who was diagnosed deaf last year. I really want to stay in communication with him so am looking to learn ASL sign language. I'm not sure where to start I searched some different apps and found one called Pocket Sign but I don't have an iPhone. I see they have a website https://www.pocketsign.org has anyone ever used it? do you guys have any android/website ASL learning resources to recommend?
    • I'll have to try some of these
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