Teen Campaigns for Sign Language

Posted: November 18, 2012 at 2:41 a.m.

American Sign Language isn’t one of the languages Arkansas students may study and earn credit for as they work toward their high school diploma.

Fast Facts

Sign Language

-American Sign Language is a language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and body postures.

-Different sign languages are used in different countries or regions.

-Exact beginnings of American Sign Language are unclear, but some suggest it arose more than 200 years ago from the mixing of local sign languages and French Sign Language.

-Between two and three of every 1,000 children in America are born deaf or hard of hearing.

Sources: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

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