ASL is the visual language used by many deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the United States and many parts of Canada.

ASL is very different from English–it is a complete language with its own grammar and syntax.

For more information, see the National Association of the Deaf's definition of ASL:  https://www.nad.org/resources/american-sign-language/what-is-american-sign-language/.

 

ASL and Deaf Culture Links

RIT's ASL Video Dictionary and Inflection Guidehttps://www.rit.edu/ntid/dictionary/app

RIT ASL & Deaf Studies Community Centerhttps://www.rit.edu/ntid/radscc/

Online ASL videos:  http://www.ntid.rit.edu/aslie/current-students/asl-resources

Online Deaf Culture videos:  http://www.ntid.rit.edu/aslie/current-students/deaf-culture-resources