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A mom signs "friend" while holding her baby in her lap. Another little boy is sitting next to her on a wooden bench.

Every child deserves to be understood.

We're Making a Brighter Future Together


There is a shortage of high-quality ASL resources for parents.
According to deafed.net, “about 90% of the deaf population has two hearing parents and 88% of those parents do not know sign language.” This is heartbreaking. Deaf kids who don’t share a language with their parents have a harder time forming healthy family relationships. They also have a harder time in school.

It doesn’t have to be this way.
At the Signing Time Foundation, our mission is to share ASL with all families, especially those who need it most: hearing parents of a deaf child. It’s why we’re creating Sign It ASL.

We are making the tools and providing them for free to families of deaf and hard of hearing babies.
Sign It ASL is an American Sign Language curriculum that when completed will include 50 lessons taught by ASL experts. Our curriculum is delivered entirely online, so families are able to learn from where they live when their schedules allow and set their own pace. It is free of charge to families living in the U.S.A. who have a child, ages 36-months and under, with any level of hearing loss.

Each bundle includes 5 lessons, and each lesson contains 20-30 chapters of material. Lessons 1-20 are available now, and we are currently working to fund lessons 21-50.

Production cost is $50,000 per lesson; $250,000 for each 5 lesson bundle. To maximize economy of scale we fund, and then produce, 5 lessons of Sign It ASL at a time. The total costs for 50 lessons in 10 bundles is $2,500,000.

Funds Raised and Production Status

2020

  • Pandemic Outreach: Provided several months of free access to over 1700 ASL students and teachers across USA who had to suddenly pivot to online learning
  • Platform: Updated user interface
  • Lessons 16-20: Released December 2020
  • Free distribution: 882 new families approved

2019

  • Lessons 16-20: Post-production
  • Free distribution: 748 new families approved

2018

  • Lessons 16-20: Partially funded; filming completed
  • Free distribution: 1,049 new families approved

2017

  • Funds Raised: $250,000
  • Lessons 11-15: Released November 2017
  • Free distribution: 1,777 families approved for free access

2016

  • Funds Raised: $250,000
  • Lessons 6-10: Released in December 2016
  • Lessons 1-5: Released in July 2016

2015

  • Funds Raised: $250,000
  • Lessons 1-10: Filming and production began