Learn ASL and Deaf Culture in the American Sign Language Program
American Sign Language (ASL) is a language used primarily by 2,500,000 members of
the North American Deaf community. ASL is a visually perceived, gesture-based language
expressed through the hands and face and is perceived through the eyes. ASL classes
include finger spelling as well as the incorporation of alphabetic letters from English
words into ASL signs.
ASL study may assist individuals seeking employment as translators for hearing impaired
persons and may be in demand by agencies, institutions and other organizations required
to meet the American Disabilities Act.