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ASL for the People


The app you've been waiting for! Learn ASL on the spot!

THE ASL APP is all about teaching you conversational ASL.

Learn basic phrases and common words: START SIGNING!

 

Winner of People's Choice Award at the 2013 Media Rise Now Festival 

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ASL for the People


The app you've been waiting for! Learn ASL on the spot!

THE ASL APP is all about teaching you conversational ASL.

Learn basic phrases and common words: START SIGNING!

 

Winner of People's Choice Award at the 2013 Media Rise Now Festival 

What is the deal here?

We are creating an app that introduces and teaches American Sign Language (ASL). It's called "ASL for the People" because this is for anybody including but not limited to family, friends, co-workers, or your average joes who want to learn American Sign Language. It basically mean that you don’t have to enroll in a class to learn ASL and this is important because not everybody has the time, money, resource, and long term commitment to do that. 

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Sign Together


The app you'll use on the go. 

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Sign Together


The app you'll use on the go. 

What's the goal?

We believe in the importance of bridging communities together, especially in cities where we live (Washington DC, San Francisco, and Boston) with large and thriving Deaf & signing communities. DC is unique - thanks to Gallaudet University, the only university in the world for the Deaf, alas our alma mater. We have been approached by so many people asking us, "Where can I learn ASL?"

Instead of facing confusing resources scattered across the internet, we wanted to make learning ASL super easy, accessible, and fun. That inspired us to create the app, so our friends who don't sign, can sign away. So more conversations can happen, ideas to emerge, and collaborations to come! 

THE ASL APP IS FOR EVERYONE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.  

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

THE ASL APP offers you over 450 videos, hundreds of signs, and many phrases that we use in daily, every day conversations. We offer over ten different themed bundles (your starter pack is absolutely FREE), ranging on topics from "Bars, Dining, Food" to "Nature, Environment, Money, and Time," and many more! 

 

How will you use this? 

This is designed to be used on the go and one-handed; so you can already start practicing with friends, family, or loved ones! You can use with friends, at bars, at coffee houses, at restaurants, on the metro, waiting in line, and so on. The goal here is to get you going and confident that when you meet a deaf person, you can start a conversation! 

Available for iPhones 4, 5, and 6. 

Why us? 

What makes this app authentic? The people behind this.

We’re Deaf, fluently bilingual in ASL and English. We've all been signing ASL since birth. Each of us bring specific and unique skills to the app: Matt teaches & develops ASL resources; Melissa manages creative projects including app development and specializes in interactive storytelling; Tim is a hardcore programmer and dreams in Objective C (no objection, here!); and Megan is an all around designer and technophile. 

 

 

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The Signers


Made by Deaf people for you

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The Signers


Made by Deaf people for you

Kriston Lee

PERFORMANCE ARTIST

A native of Seattle, Kriston Lee has been performing and dancing his whole life. He travels around the world training aspiring dancers and he teaches performance techniques. 

Matt

SCHOLAR

An avid hiker, Matt is pursuing his PhD in Cultural Studies and working at Georgetown University as a Research Specialist. From the San Francisco Bay Area, he is third generation Deaf from a Deaf family. He loves pitbulls, fine coffee and working out. 

Bobbie Jo

EDUCATOR

Bobbie Jo hails from Pennsylvania, where she grew up signing in a Deaf family. An educator at heart, she currently teaches and inspires new generations of teachers at Gallaudet University .

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