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Today is National ASL Day

National ASL Day
Did you know American sign language is the third most common language used in the U.S.?

The first school for the deaf in the U.S. opened on April 15, 1817, in Hartford, Connecticut. American sign language is just one of around 300 forms of sign language used around the globe. Sign language is vital for those who cannot hear or speak in order to communicate. Offering sign language interpretation is a necessary step towards inclusivity in public spaces. American Sign Language is offered as a language class in many schools.

One of the many things you can do for National ASL Day is post a video of you signing a fun phrase. Here is a video lesson to help you get started learning sign language.

Today we bring you three sapphic books with deaf characters.

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