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History of American Sign Language

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A narrative of the origins of American Sign Language (ASL) presented by ASDB Deaf Mentor Joseph Ponte. Presented in American Sign Language (ASL) by Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind Deaf Mentor Program.

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Runtime: 10 minutes 46 seconds

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    Jotham O. (Derry, NH)
    June 15th, 2022 at 06:53 AM

    Excellent video, good to introduce students to History of American Sign Language