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American Sign Language - Interpreter Training: Online Video & Websites

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

American Sign Language & Interpreter Training Free Web Resources

Online Video Resources: 

    • This is the website of a project that works to create and compile in a visual dictionary new ASL signs for vocabulary used in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields (though there are also entries for subjects like Art and Literature)
  • ASLized
    • ASLized fosters the integration of American Sign Language (ASL) educational research into visual media and literacy. The main objective is to produce teaching and learning materials in ASL with two focuses: 1.) ASL literature, preserving culture and history and 2.) ASL Linguistics, promoting a better understanding of the complex structure and use of sign languages.
  • The Daily Moth
    • The Daily Moth delivers news in video using American Sign Language. The Deaf host, Alex Abenchuchan, covers trending stories and Deaf topics with a twist of humor and Deaf culture.
    • The Sign Language Channel. The Deaf Professional Artist Network (D-PAN) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit based in Detroit, MI. D-PAN is dedicated to promoting professional development and access to the entertainment, visual and media arts fields for individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Sign1News
    • Sign1News is the first and only digital network, partnered with world news leader CNN, to offer on-line news and information in American Sign Language. Sign1News provides equal access to local, regional and national news and information to the Deaf and hard of hearing community via a daily post-produced broadcast.
    • Great tool of fingerspelling comprehension. This online fingerspelling tool, from Dr. Bill Vicars. Also available as a fee based app for iOS.
  • Described & Captioned Media Program 
    • Funded by the US Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf, the website provides equal access to learning and resources for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Access to hundreds of described and captioned educational media is available. A free account creation is required to access videos beyond the preview feature.


 Other recommended websites include:

  • ASL Education
    • The Center for Research and Training (CRT) at The Learning Center for the Deaf researches, creates, and supports ASL-centric educational tools for deaf and hard of hearing students.
  • ASL Clear (currently not available via mobile devices)
    • another project from CRT aims to create new signs for STEM fields and collect them in a visual dictionary
  • ASL Literacy
    • Includes information and resources related to literacy for students who are deaf or hard of hearing


American Sign Language Alphabet

American Sign Language Alphabet By Jazz Davis is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0  

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