Click on the following links. Please note these will open in a new window.
- National Association of the Deaf – promoting civil rights of deaf people, with many educational resources, as well.
- Handspeak.com – a great resource to learn about many aspects of ASL. Check out the word of the day feature, the dictionary, tutorials, deaf culture, etc. There are several other ASL dictionaries and educational sites, too.
- Karen Emmorey’s Lab for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience at San Diego State University. She and her colleagues, some of them deaf, investigate many questions about sign languages.
- Gallaudet University – “the world’s only university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students.” Did you know that the huddle in football was first developed by players from Gallaudet so they could communicate with each other more secretly?
- A listing of sign languages around the world – use the yellow tabs to access the information. There are also home sign systems that deaf people in more isolated circumstances develop with their caregivers and local community.
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) – part of the National Institutes of Health; information about language-related research, cochlear implants, and many other topics related to hearing, balance, taste and smell.
- World Federation of the Deaf – an international non-governmental organization advocating for deaf people around the world.
- CODA – international organization for Children of Deaf Adults, primarily to help support this community through outreach and education.