I love being so popular for my inability to hear! :roll: If you want to learn ASL, your best bet is to check under the thread students looking for ASL buddies or go to a website like lifeprint or ASLpro.com. while I hate the idea of people learning ASL online because they usually pick it up wrong, I encourage you to find a class offered in your local area and learn it in person. Since nobody does that, I refer you back to my first selections.
Not many people around hear do it i use to have a deaf friend near me but he moved. I think deaf people are the sweetest thinggs thats why i wanna learn to make life easy for you guys and not have to read lips or constantly have to write. And ill try the websites. Thanks
and she Quoted this too[ "thats why i wanna learn to make life easy for you guys and not have to read lips or constantly have to write. And ill try the websites. " ]
The OP has a lot living to do she is only 19 yo and think she need go out and save people and has crazy idea that deaf and hoh people
are like lost lambs waiting to be rescue . Some people are spreading rumors around that deaf and hoh people are poor lost helpless souls and needed to pity on. And that need to stop !
I'm new to this site and learning ASL. I have never met a deaf person and don't know much about what is offensive and what isn't. I do know that being deaf doesn't make you sweet. Just like everyone else I'm sure there are people that are deaf that are nice and people that are deaf that are mean too. I'm not learning ASL because I think deaf people need to be helped by every hearing person learning their language. That's like saying every American must learn Spanish to help out people who have immigrated from Mexico. But, we don't say that because being foreign isn't categorized as a disability. I'm learning ASL simply because I think the language and culture is beautiful just as I would learn polish or French if I has such an interest in those cultures.