American Sign Language

Description of this Heartbeat

There are about 70 million deaf people in the world that use ASL or ASL as their first language. Fun Facts About ASL For deaf people it can be harder to do certain things. Not everyone knows or is fluent in ASL so they have to lip read a lot. A lot of them go to deaf schools as they are made fun of or can't keep up with the fast pace of a hearing classroom. American School for the Deaf is dedicated to helping deaf children and their families. With this heartbeat I'm hoping that we can teach people about different types of hearing disabilities, teach people ASL, and change the world by spreading awareness. American Sign Language University ASLU is a website to help ASL students and teachers. The official ASL definition is a visually perceived language based on naturally evolved system of articulated hand gestures and their placement.

Why is this issue personal to you

@LGM_baileek - I can only image the hardships there are for people that have hearing disabilities and I would love if we could help in any way we can.
@FBS_AmberL - My sister had a friend that was hard of hearing and she struggled with it. It was very sad so I would love to help deaf people. I think it would be good if more people knew ASL.

Research and Facts About this Heartbeat

  • About 70 million people in the world are fluent in ASL and a lot of them have ASL as their first language
  • At age 65 one out of 3 people have a form of hearing loss

Why should other people care about this heartbeat?

In this heartbeat group we will be teaching other ASL as well as learning more ASL ourselves. WE will be creating a app that can spread awareness about hearing loss and hopefully make the world a better place for people with hearing loss.

App Features

The app will feature a section where it will teach you ASl. The app will also include information and facts about different types of hearing disabilities.

Heartbeat Creations

If you create anything digital, here is where you can include it.

Students Mapping this Heartbeat

Include your name and school code. Remember that no more than 3 people per school for MAD-Senior without permission. No more than 2 from one class period at a school. Please consult your teacher if you're not sure.
  • LGM_baileek
  • FBS_AmberL