Deaf Literacy Nova Scotia 

What is ASL?

American Sign Language (ASL) is a language used by Deaf people and Deaf community members such as interpreters, hearing parents, teachers and so on.

  • It is used on hands, face and body
  • It is a language like English or French, only signed, not spoken
  • It is an important part of Deaf Culture
  • Maritime Sign Language is also used, but not as much