How It Works
SignOn connects the hearing and Deaf communities through authentic virtual learning interactions that give American Sign Language learners the unique opportunity to communicate one-on-one with a Deaf ASL Ambassador.
Immersing yourself in the Deaf Community has never been easier!
SignOn users connect with their Deaf ASL Ambassador via a two-way video portal on our proprietary, Web-based platform. During their live 30-minute sessions, users can personalize their experience choosing to practice everything from basic vocabulary to daily conversation.
SignOn is available to anyone with a sincere interest in improving their American Sign Language ability. We strive to serve a wide variety of individuals, from students in grades K-12 to students of college level ASL courses; from family members, friends and colleagues of Deaf individuals to companies that have a desire to better communicate with the Deaf Community.
Whether you’re learning American Sign Language in school or rely on ASL as a primary form of communication with a Deaf family member, there is no better way to gain confidence in your conversational skills than by immersing yourself in the Deaf community. Learning the ins and outs of the language directly from Deaf ambassadors themselves is invaluable. But gaining access into their world, let alone practice one-on-one with a Deaf individual, can be difficult.
That is why we created SignOn.
SignOn, a “Virtual Immersion Program,” connects the hearing and Deaf communities through authentic learning interactions. Through our program, ASL learners have the unique opportunity to communicate one-on-one with a Deaf ASL Ambassador that has grown up using ASL as a first language. SignOn gives people the confidence they need to engage with the Deaf Community while practicing and retaining language techniques.
“SignOn has really improved my confidence and my signing skills.”
– John, high school ASL student
“SignOn is very unique, every time I login I always get a Deaf ASL Ambassador!”
– Peter, new interpreter
“Signing with the Deaf ASL Ambassadors has helped me improve my test scores.”
– Sara, interpreter-in-training student