Welcome to the SIGNhear Web Site! This site is designed to teach basic American Sign Language (ASL) across the Internet. In North America, there are 20 million people with impaired hearing. Learning ASL will enable you to communicate with them, which we are confident will enrich the quality of your and their lives. Plus, you can help stop noise pollution!
We have compiled the 200 most used signs, and in addition included the ASL finger-spelling alphabet.
If you are ready to learn ASL, please click here
IMPORTANT NEWS (10/24/99): We apologize for the lack of updates, but we have finally begun progress on creating a new, improved version of SIGNhear. We will begin giving updates on this new website shortly.
One thing: If you do not see the words for the signs in the ASL dictionary, or if the sides of the frames have scrollbars, MAXIMIZE YOUR SCREEN. We've received several complaints about this: but maximize your screen by clicking on the button with a square inside it on the upper right corner of your browser, especially if you're an AOL user. If you still do not see the words, go to the "View" menu if you have Microsoft Internet Explorer, and disable the toolbar. If you are using Netscape Navigator, go to the "Options" menu and disable the toolbar. If that still doesn't work, try a 800 X 600 configuration.
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