Libraries Are For Everyone: American Sign Language

Both Brandi and another librarian suggested that I make an ASL set of signs. I wasn’t sure how I could do this, so I put out a request for help on my personal Facebook account, and I ended up having a very interesting discussion about representation vs. “othering.” We never came to a confident conclusion, so if there is a member of the Deaf community who would like to let me know your thoughts on this, then please send me an email at [email protected] If these signs are in any way offensive, then I want to know so that I can remove them or make any suggested adjustments.

Courtney, one of my dear librarian friends, shared this font with me so that I could represent ASL through fingerspelling.

Click the above image for a full set of ASL LAFE signs.

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