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  • Jul 28, 2011
  • 09:14 PM

American Sign Language on the Brink of Extinction (audio)

The Takeaway
American Sign Language could be a dying form of communication, thanks to dwindling education funding and technological alternatives. Many deaf people are adamant that sign language will always be essential, but state budget cuts are threatening to close schools that teach it.


  1. Every time a hearing person gets involved in making decisions about deaf people, or sign language, it is never a positive outcome. I believe sign language will be around forever. As long as there are deaf people, there will be sign language. One day, we will look back at all of the cuts, and realize it was the wrong decision. I just hope it is not too late.

    ASL Deafined at 01:10 AM, Aug 03, 2011     Permalink

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