We’ve created a video that explains the ASL digibet. In a nutshell: – A digit represents a handshape. – The ASL digibet collects 30 of the most commonly used handshapes. – More digits are in the extended digibet, because they are either specialized in their usage and/or infrequently used. (This extended digibet may change over
“Do I need to use special paper to write in ASL?” The answer may be surprising — almost any type of paper can be used for written ASL! Anything off the shelf at your favorite stationery store works. (In fact, the author of our latest book has a weakness for unique journals and ink pens!)
Today is Independence Day, the day we celebrate our nation’s freedom. Now the American Signing Community has another reason to celebrate: American Sign Language is now free from the shackles of English! How to Write American Sign Language is part of a new beginning, one where we can finally record our native thoughts for posterity.