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Do You Know Your Digibet?

Published on 07/25/2012

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

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The Best ASL Writing Paper

Published on 07/17/2012

“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!)

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ASL Literature On Paper

Published on 07/11/2012

John Lee Clark, a DeafBlind writer and poet, has posted a good essay on his blog about why written ASL literature is important. “It’s not that we cannot enjoy ASL performances. Readings, videos, and theater are still important. But there’s something about the abstract, bare symbols on the page that invites our minds to engage, argue with, interrogate,

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Independence Day!

Published on 07/03/2012

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.

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