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11-10-2005, 07:53 PM
ASL Dictionary of Religious Words
Video clips of real people and written descriptions of religious words.

Includes standard dictionary, dictionary of religious words, phrases, ASL for babies and quizzes. Video clips of real people demonstrating the signs.

ASL University Dictionary
Photos and animated clips of words used in ASL University lessons.

Aviation ASL Dictionary
Animated cartoon-people demonstrate aviation and other science signs.

Aviation and Science

Basic dictionary of ASL terms
Borrows video clips from the Michigan State (MSU) ASL Browser for most of the words, but also contains text descriptions of some words not contained in the MSU browser.

Deaf Missions online ASL Dictionary
Cartoon animations and descriptions of a small number of religious words.

Handspeak Dictionary
Users must subscribe and pay a fee to use this online dictionary. Sample dictionary entries are available by clicking on the "Preview Signs" link on the left side of the screen.

Lesson Tutor dictionary
Simple line drawings of signs used in Lesson Tutor's free ASL and SEE lesson plans.

Michigan State Online ASL Browser
Probably the most extensive free online ASL dictionary.

Sign with Me Dictionary (now Born 2 Sign)
Video clips of signs commonly used with young children.

Think Quest
ASL dictionary

11-11-2005, 09:56 AM

I think as Moderator you can make this (& your other reference threads) a "sticky" or "announcement" that will make it sort to the top. I think we'd all like that - I was a bit overwhelmed in looking at how many new words had been added (which is great!) since the last time I looked. Soon this valuable reference threads will fall to the bottom.

You are a wealth of information, thanks!! :D

PS Feel free to delete this reply post.

11-11-2005, 07:28 PM
Actually I am not set up to access the moderator options on this thread. Maybe one of the moderators for this thread could do it. Jessica, LeeAnn help please. Thanks!

03-22-2006, 12:31 PM
Thank you for posting this ,I'm teaching my 3yr old how to sign this has been alot of help to me and her . She goes to a special needs preschool .God Bless You. :)


04-05-2006, 02:44 PM
One of the common themes you will see in the replies from posters who are Deaf, formal interpreters, or other 'experts' is always cross-check your dictionary sources, when you can! It always helps, especially when there are words in English that have multiple meanings (e.g. the classic 'run'). So, if you traditionally use ASLPro, check MSU also, for example.

Just thought I'd add this reminder to the thread. Happy signing!!

04-12-2006, 05:58 AM
Thought I'd add this to the sticky too...

This place has the whole New Testament on DVD, it is amazing and pretty cheap: http://www.deafmissions.com/

Also a really good resource book is
Religious Signing : A Comprehensive Guide For All Faiths by Elaine Costello

04-27-2006, 03:47 PM
The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary, by Richard A. Tennant, Marianne Gluszak Brown, Valerie Nelson-Metlay (Illustrator) is an ASL-to-English dictionary.

Per aligreat, very useful. She says, "The dictionary is wonderful. If you want to go English to ASL you have to use the index to find the page number. The index also tells you the handshape, and often that's enough to jog my memory about how to sign it. I also love that if I see the sign done, I can look it up later."

I was looking because after spending a whole day with our Deaf friend and her son, we had so many new signs floating around that there were some where we now knew a sign, but hadn't the slightest idea what it meant!!

06-23-2006, 12:16 AM
I am also part of another yahoo group that is designed to help out families that are learning ASL to teach to their kids. It is run by a bunch of people in the Deaf community and many interperaters. They are always cautioning people to not use ASLPro! They have told us that there are many wrong signs on it and some that are even vulger! I have taken it totally off my list of dictionaries that I use when looking things up.

Just a word of caution. If anyone else knows more about it please let me know. I could probably find the posting on my other group if people wanted more info about specifics that are bad about this site.


Teresa Jo
09-24-2006, 07:31 AM
Here an interesting link I came across recently. Video clips of ASL signs for the following categories:
Biology, countries, georgraphy, governement, math, physics, US history, and auto mechanics!


05-08-2007, 10:53 AM
Looks like the link for Born 2 Sign is http://signwithme.com/ now

12-02-2007, 10:09 PM
The religious signs are at this address: http://valleybible.net/DeafMinistry/ASL_Dictionary/asl_dictionary.php

01-02-2008, 02:51 PM
http://live-tv-channels.com/ is a very good tv online portal, you can watch online tv for free, search for any movie, docs or tv show you want to, upload your own movies.

06-30-2010, 05:31 AM
Thanks for sharing this nice link. I had checked your link. This is very interesting.
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