November 22, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Archives for March 2004

Hands-On Collection Building

A librarian offers tips for sign language materials selection

American Sign Language (ASL) is commonly asserted to be the fourth most-used language in the United States, though a lack of hard statistics makes this statement difficult to prove. What is clear is that the number of hearing people interested in it has skyrocketed; 139 colleges and universities now recognize ASL as a foreign language in fulfillment of graduation requirements, and according to a 2002 survey by the Modern Language Association, enrollment […]