It doesn't matter if you can't spell your name or can sign a novel, learning American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture is for everyone. Below is a list of resources I use to teach my classes, email me if you want a resource or useful article added!
Lesson 00 - Intro to ASL: Presentation | Communication Tips | ASL Fingerspelling Sheet
Lesson 01 - Learning About ASL and It's History: Presentation
Lesson 02 - ASL & It's Relationship with Deaf Culture: Presentation
Lesson 03 - Etiquette in the Deaf Community (Part One): Presentation
Lesson 04 - Etiquette in the Deaf Community (Part Two): Presentation
Lesson 05 - Oppression & Deaf Community: Presentation
RESOURCES & LINKS
Articles / Blog Posts
AI Powered Captioning — AI technology helps students who are deaf learn
Deaf Disempowerment and Today’s Interpreter — Article by Trudy Suggs about how interpreters can hold power in conversations
Deaf for a Day — Actor John Barrowman goes deaf for a day
DeafSpace — Article by Curbed to discuss architecture and Deaf people at Gallaudet
Once told their deaf kids had to adapt to a hearing world, these parents learned ASL to flip the script — Article by Philadelphia's The Inquirer talks about the advantage of parents learning sign language with their children.
The danger of thinking deafness is "bad" — Article about Peter Hauser's TEDx Talk at Gallaudet
Yes, I've Seen the Signing Gloves — Short blog writeup on what Deaf people generally think about signing gloves
Your deaf kids and the dinner table — Blog post by J Parrish Lewis on why parents of Deaf children should learn ASL.
ASLized — A library for accessible and authentic ASL videos
ASL Guides / Resources
American Sign Language Resource Guide — Many links to other useful resources related with ASL
Learning American Sign Language — Another useful resource with many ASL links
Teach Me English in ASL — Home Study program consists of 185 lessons on 7 DVD discs
Academic / Higher Education Resources
California State University, Northridge — A diverse university of nearly 33,000 students in Los Angeles
College and Career Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students — A guide that not only educates people on the terms used in the Deaf and hard of hearing culture, but dives into accessibility in college environments, knowing your rights, individual education plans (IEPs), advocacy & leadership programs, and includes advice and tips from five experts within the Deaf community.
College Resources for Students with Disabilities — support, advocacy and assistive technology to facilitate the transition to higher education
College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities — An excellent scholarship and financial aid resource
Gallaudet — A liberal arts university for the deaf and hard of hearing
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) — First and largest technological college in the world for the deaf and hard of hearing
Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students — Tools, technology, and key resources to cultivate academic success
Deaf Friendly — Bringing awareness to deaf-friendly businesses, and corrective feedback to deaf-challenged businesses
HZ Innovations — A deaf technology startup working on a device/app, Wavio that 'hears' important sounds in your home.
Sami Lee Studios — Photography studio owned by a local deaf photographer
Seek the World — Deaf travel/photo blog with a Deaf traveler who loves to take up challenges and explore the world.
Toby Fitch Studios — An innovative one-man design/photography studio for all things digital and print
Visually Speaking — Local Seattle Deaf-run business that teaches sign language
Deaflife — Magazine for the Deaf community
Deaflympics — An International Olympic Committee (IOC)-sanctioned event at which deaf athletes compete at an elite level
National Association of the Deaf (NAD) — Civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing
National Theater of the Deaf — Information about upcoming performances, workshops and classroom visits
USA Deaf Soccer — National soccer teams for Deaf Men and Women that represent the USA at an international level
USA Deaf Sports Federation — Official governing body of the United States' representation in the Deaflympic Games.
Organizations in Washington State
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services — Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services, located in Seattle, WA, is a support agency for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard-of-Hearing victims of Domestic Violence.
Deaf Spotlight — Non-profit organization in Seattle that celebrate Deaf culture and American Sign Language with events
Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center: Seattle & Western WA — Speech therapy, audiology, advocacy, parent-infant & preschool programs, and interpreting services
CAN YOU READ MY LIPS? — is a short film about the imprecise art of lip-reading based on the essay “Seeing at the Speed of Sound,” by Rachel Kolb, who narrates and stars in the video. This film was directed by David Terry Fine and produced by Little Moving Pictures.
Cat Doesn't Meow — Deaf German Comedian Ace Mahbaz talks about "hearing" people vs deaf people.
Changing the World Begins With Us — Not ASL-related but worth a watch to understand empathy.
Deaf Blind - A Window into Internal Oppression — A Deaf-blind individual expresses his frustration with oppression
Deaf for a Day — Actor John Barrowman goes deaf for a day
Deaf Gain — Briefly explained by Switched At Birth
DeafSpace — An video by Curbed to discuss architecture and Deaf people at Gallaudet
Jessica Flores — Youtube account with multiple videos that talks about what it's like to be a Deaf/HoH person in a hearing world.
On Deafness: Jackie Roth of FAR FROM THE TREE — by Andrew Solomon
The Enchanting Music of Sign Language — Deaf Artist and TED Fellow Christine Sun Kim shares how American Sign Language is an enchanting visual language and explains how it works in this short TED Talk.
Through Deaf Eyes — by PBS