ASL.ms: Fingerspelling practice tool.
Manners Signs 0:55 (video)
Numbers 1 through 10 in ASL (Lifeprint) 7:22 (video)
Online ASL dictionaries:
Library Signs Resources from Kathy MacMillan: A collection of “bite-sized” videos and printable handouts suitable for sharing in staff meetings or for individual learning, all featuring basic ASL vocabulary useful for library staff.
Special Needs Communication Guide: A handy printable resource you can keep at service desks to assist in communicating with patrons who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing, speak Spanish, or have limited communication skills. This 21-page communication guide was put together by The Library of Fanwood and Scotch Plains (New Jersey, USA), and contains English, Spanish, and fingerspelled words, as well as pictures for common concepts and items in the library setting.
Deaf Culture Resources:
Deaf Culture PEPNet Tipsheet by Professor Linda Siple, Assistant Professor Leslie Greer, and Associate Professor Barbra Ray Holcomb, all of the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.
Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library: https://www.marylanddcdl.org
Audism Unveiled (DVD). (DawnSignPress, 2008)
Accommodations and Advocacy:
ADA Requirements: Effective Communication: https://www.ada.gov/effective-comm.pdf
Accessible Meetings, Events, and Conferences Guide: https://www.adahospitality.org/accessible-meetings-events-conferences-guide
“Hands-On Collection Building: A librarian offers tips for sign language materials selection” by Kathy MacMillan. School Library Journal, March 2003.
More Recommended Resources from Kathy MacMillan:
- Resources for Learning American Sign Language
- Resources about Deaf Culture and History
- Resources for Educators and Librarians
- Resources for Finding and Working with Interpreters