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  • DeafMD.org - an innovative website providing accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing population
  • “Family Health Reference To ASL” – this site provides an explanation and links relating to the Linguistics to Sign, Learning the Alphabet and Numbers, Forming Sentences, Popular Phrases, and Interpreting for the Deaf

State Agencies

City of Devils Lake and Area

Educational Agencies/Schools

Sign Language Sites

  • Live ASL dictionary shows a variety of ways to sign a word depending upon its context or meaning: http://www.signasl.org/
  • Shows how a word is signed in various countries of the world. Also shows the manual alphabets from different countries as well as the signs for each country: http://www.spreadthesign.com/
  • Medical conditions explained/signed in ASL. English translation appears below the signer. Good for receptive practice and for learning medical signs: http://www.deafmd.org/
  • Deaf Performing Arts Network: http://www.d-pan.com/
  • American Sign Language and Beyond: http://aslsearch.com/
  • American Sign Language Browser: commtechlab.msu.edu
  • A nook full of signs? Words, pictures, and stories come to life with the magic of American Sign Language (ASL). Within our cozy nook, you will learn many new signs such as the alphabet, colors, emotions, animals, and beyond. aslnook.com
  • ASL & Foreign Country Signs: This website serves as a resource for those seeking to learn the signs for various countries around the world.
  • ASLU: American Sign Language University is a sign language resource site for ASL students and teachers. Here you will find information and resources to help you learn ASL and improve your signing.
  • Basic Dictionary of ASL Terms: www.masterstech-home.com/ASLDict.html
  • Online ASL Sign Dictionary (a person actually demonstrates how to produce the sign you want. Includes demonstrations of commonly used phrases and idioms as well as baby and religious signs): www.aslpro.com
  • Practice ASL Online {to fully use this site you may have pay a small membership fee}: www.handspeak.com
  • Signing Savvy (Your Sign Language Resource): http://www.signingsavvy.com/
  • Sign With Me: Baby or infant sign lanauge is the use of (generally) American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with infants and toddlers. Sign language is a perfect transition to verbal speak because hand-eye coordination develops earlier than verbal abilities
  • What’s the SIGN for … Sign for a word will be demonstrated from various locations in the US and Canada: http://deafnewspaper.com/services/sign_for_word/sign_for_fool.html

Local/National Associations of the Deaf

  • The North Dakota Association of the Deaf, Inc. (NDAD), a statewide political advocacy organization serving the deaf and hard of hearing citizens in the state of North Dakota (www.nddeaf.org)
  • The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), founded in 1880, safeguards the civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing Americans. As a national federation of state associations, individual members, and organizational and corporate affiliates, the advocacy work of the NAD encompasses a broad spectrum of areas including, but not limited to, accessibility, education, employment, healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The NAD Web site has a wealth of advocacy information and resources. (www.nad.org)
  • NDSD Society: (www.ndsdsociety.org)
  • CSD (also known as Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing broad–based services, ensuring public accessibility and increasing public awareness of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Through global leadership and a continuum of quality communication services and human service programs, CSD provides the tools conducive to a positive and fully integrated life (www.c-s-d.org)
  • Deaf.com --- Your gateway to the deaf community (www.deaf.com)
  • The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MCDHH) is a Governor appointed Commission that advocates for equal opportunity for Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing (www.mncdhh.org)

Search Engines

Fun/Helpful Sites

Legislation and Regulations

No Child Left Behind

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (IDEA)

Informational Links

  • http://www.healthyhearing.com This is an online resource for hearing health information. The Editorial Board consists of audiologists and other members from the hearing health care field who want to take their clinical and research experience and translate that into useful information for anyone who needs help with hearing loss. Our news and articles are regularly endorsed and used by thousands of hearing health practices around the U.S. and Canada.

About Relay North Dakota

  • TTY users call 1-800-366-6888
  • Voice users call toll free 1-800-366-6889

Check out this web site which covers all the modern and convenient features offered by Relay North Dakota, including several new and exciting services. Amongst these are Voice Carryover brought to you by VCO Direct, and Internet Relay Service brought to you by www.sprintip.com. North Dakota TRS eliminates barriers and opens the lines of communication to all North Dakota residents.

Video Relay Services Providers (VRS)

  • Sorenson is a free, 24-hour service that enables users to place and receive calls through a professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter via a videophone and a high-speed internet connection.
  • Plus Sorenson nTouch Videophone's new features
  • Purple Communications provides Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and business owners a means to communicate over video desktop and mobile devices with hearing individuals in real time using American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. This service is free to our Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers.
  • The Z (ZVRS) allows deaf and hard of hearing individuals to have telephone conversations with hearing people. Using a videophone with real-time video connection, an interpreter relays the conversation between the two parties available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Find a complete list of VRS providers on the FCC website



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