American Sign Language (ASL) is the way deaf people or people who are hard of hearing can communicate with others. It is a complete complex system that involves making hand movements, body postures, and facial expressions. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, there isn’t a universal sign language.
British Sign Language (BSL) and ASL are very different. The origins of ASL are not known, but it is believed to have come about more than 200 years ago by mixing French Sign Language (LSF) with some local sign languages. Today, some high schools offer sign language as an elective. Watch the video below to see how a young man helped a customer in need!
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