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A guide to resources, online and in print, related to American Sign Language - Interpreter Training.

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Welcome to the American Sign Language - Interpreter Training Research Guide. Use the tabs across the top of the page to navigate through the different sections of this guide.

Types of Resources

There are several types of information available to students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. The tabs along the top of the page provide details on the different types of resources listed below:

Books & eBooks

You can find a good selection of literature and literary criticism in our book collection. A book can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic.

Reference Books

This covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, historical and biographical sketches.


Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are the primary source for recent reviews and literary criticism on recently published works. ACC databases can help connect you to these articles.

Web Sites

The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources and professional organizations.

ASL Interpreter Training Apps

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Apps (software applications) allow you to customize your mobile device to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. 

ASL Coach - 'American Sign Language' App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
ASL Coach 'American Sign Language' - Learn sign language with images. (iOS

Sign Language for Beginners App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Sign Language for Beginners - Consists of signs accompanied with images describing the respective action . The signs have been organized into various sections which start with basics such as alphabets and numbers, and move on to more advanced concepts. (Android)

The ASL App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
The ASL App - Learn conversational ASL with phrases and signs organized to make it easy for you to learn. (iOS and Android)

Marlee Signs App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Marlee Signs - This app will teach you the fundamentals of ASL – from the signed alphabet and basic vocabulary through to common expressions in everyday life using high-quality video demonstrations starring actress, Marlee Matlin. (iOS)

3Strike American Sign Language Fingerspelling App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
3 Strike American Sign Language Fingerspelling - Quizzes you on the 26 signs for the letters of the alphabet. How many can you get right? Get three wrong and the game is over. (iOS)

ASL: Fingerspelling ( $3.99. This app is an ASL (American Sign Language) fingerspelling practice tool to help you improve your ability to read fingerspelling! Created by Dr. Bill Vicars of (iOS) 

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