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Deaf from a motorcycle accident a month ago..thought communicating was hard..but not as hard as figuring out this website..no clue


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Hey there.  Sorry to hear that your having trouble with this.  Both your hearing issue and the website.  Learing to sign when you're already deaf and an adult is going to be hard.  I don't envy you your situation. 

You might want to find some websites that you can learn from before you look into any classes.  Classes tend to be geared toward hearing people taking ASL.  They don't tend to be geared for late deaf learners.  Lifeprint.com and the corresponding YouTube videos with Bill Vicars, they also have a facebook group called Lifeprint ASLU, might be helpful.  Dr Vicars is deaf himself and his youtube channel uses a lot of visual aids that might benefit you since you won't be able to hear any spoken instructions in a video. 

I hope this helps you.  Learning ASL is going to be difficult as a late learner, but I'm sure you can do it.

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