Sunday, July 03, 2016

App Review: The ASL App

THE ASL APP by Ink & Salt helps users of all ages learn conversational ASL.
Containing over 800 signs and phrases, this easy-to-use app makes learning American Sign Language accessible and fun. Users begin by choosing a category such as know your ABCs, know your numbers, universal gestures, and the basics. Handshape exercises are also available. Each section provides a short video demonstration and the option to repeat, show the video slowly, or move to the next video.
Although the basic package is free, librarians may wish to add packages at a small fee associated with particular topics of interest within the curriculum. The basic app is an excellent way to get youth interested in ASL a quick and easy start.
Pair this app with the Spread the Sign website at and other online resources to extend the experience.
To learn more about this app, go to