American Sign Language (ASL)
Information is sent through the shape, positioning, and movement of the hands as well as facial emotions and body language. Like any spoken language, ASL is a language with its own specific rules of grammar and syntax. ASL is a living language that develops and changes with time, just like every other language. In several regions of Canada and the United States, ASL is widely utilized. Many high schools, colleges, and universities in the United States accept ASL as meeting the academic degree requirements for current and “foreign” languages.