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ASL: A brief history


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A brief history of ASL

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ASL: A brief history

  1. 1. ASL:A brief History<br />Tanner McLean<br />
  2. 2. American Sign Language is not a form of English.<br />
  3. 3. Gestuno: The only form of international sign language.<br />Symbol for the World Federation of the Deaf<br />
  4. 4. ASL is remarkably similar to French Sign Language but is almost completely different than British Sign Language<br />British Sign Language<br />American Sign Language<br /><ul><li> Note the differences</li></li></ul><li>Thomas Gallaudet and Alice Cogswell.Alice is the reason Thomas became interested in teaching the deaf<br />
  5. 5. Deaf identity and deaf culture are highly valued among deaf communities<br />
  6. 6. ‘Deaf President Now’<br />The protestors marched on Capital Hill with the original “I have a dream” sign<br />
  7. 7. ASL is a beautiful language capable of expressing ideas and emotions as well as any spoken language<br />