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  • Finger SpellingAmy Eisenstadt '16 shows her father, Bert, the basics of finger spelling at an American Sign Language club demonstration in Meliora hall.
  • ASL Filipino TourDiscovering Deaf Worlds (DDW) tours the ASL Program at the University of Rochester in May 2013.
  • ASL Filipino TourDiscovering Deaf Worlds (DDW) tours the ASL Program at the University of Rochester in May 2013.
  • ASL Filipino TourDiscovering Deaf Worlds (DDW) tours the ASL Program at the University of Rochester in May 2013.
  • ASL Faculty and Staff Group PhotoASL faculty and staff group photo at Commencement 2013.
  • Graduating SeniorsASL Program Graduating Class, May 2013.
  • Group PhotoASL Program faculty, staff and graduating seniors at the College Commencement Ceremony May 2013.

Overview

In 1998, the University of Rochester was the first major university to develop a Bachelor's degree program specifically in American Sign Language. While many ASL courses now exist in the United States, very few have the instructional depth found at the University of Rochester.

The University of Rochester's ASL Program is a modern language, literature and culture program, which also approaches the study of signed languages from a linguistic and scientific perspective. In Rochester, students have a unique opportunity to learn and use ASL. Students in the more advanced ASL courses have the opportunity to attend community events, theatrical performances and lectures in ASL in the community, and at educational institutions.

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