Sign Language: American Sign Language

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2023
American Sign Language (ase-ase) = 5 (Developing). Provincially recognized language in various states, state laws cover a variety of issues: approving ASL for college credit, regulating interpreter services, deaf children’s education, etc. Recognized language (1990, Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA), requires governments, nonprofit organizations and private businesses to make their services accessible to deaf people, and mandates equal access to telecommunications services.
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