Are you interested in learning sign language? There are many ASL training videos available on YouTube and else place on the Internet. Check out these training videos to help you get started :
- Bill Vicars
- ASL Nook
- Ashley Clark Fry (Instagram: @SignWithHeart) Note: there are way more videos on Instagram
- Meredith ASL
Learning how to sign is both fun and is great for small talk. However this is not a substitute for professional interpreters if a lot of interpreting is required to have a meaningful conversation between hearing and deaf person. Interpreters received their training in terms of years and not days, weeks, or months.
An interpreter is needed for deaf to participate at seminar, conference, meetings, legal matters, professional offices, government, post secondary, weddings,
An interpreter is generally not needed in situation such as:
- small talks less than 5 minutes – either by lipreading, writing on papers, or typing onscreen on a laptop or mobile devices.