ASL Resources


Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services

8623 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98115

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services empowers Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment to transform their lives, while striving to change the beliefs and behaviors that foster and perpetuate violence. We provide comprehensive services to individuals and families, community education, and advocacy on systems and policy issues.

Hearing, Speech, & Deaf Center

1625 19th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

HSDC is a resource center; we empower people through speech therapy, audiology, advocacy, parent-infant & preschool programs, and interpreting services.

Office of Deaf and Hard Hearing

P.O. BOX 45301 Olympia, WA 98504

ODHH provide equal access opportunities to effective communication in telecommunications, DSHS, and the daily lives of the people we serve.  ODHH operate in accordance to the law, plan for the future, budget to fund our services, hold ourselves accountable, and partner with our stakeholders to address gaps in services. 

Washington State Association of the Deaf

PO Box 73471 Puyallup, Washington 98373


The purpose of the Washington State Association of the Deaf is to preserve, protect, and promote civil, human and linguistic rights of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind individuals in the state of Washington.

Organizations with Deaf employees

A Guide to Accommodating Deaf Employees

How to Work With Deaf or Hard of Hearing Customers and Employees


Deaf Spotlight

P.O. BOX 20191 Seattle, WA 98102

Deaf Spotlight inspires, encourages, and showcases creative works of, by, and for Deaf people in the Pacific Northwest through events that celebrate Deaf culture and American Sign Language.

Northwest Bowling Association of the Deaf…Bowling…Deaf/126396300884939

Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

P.O. Box 94116 Seattle, WA 98124-4116

NWRAD promotes solidarity and equality through advocacy and communication avenues to Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, queer and intersexual (LGBTQI) individuals.

Northwest Washington Community of the Deaf of Whatcom & Skagit Counties

P.O. Box 2058 Bellingham, WA

NWWCD’s mission is to promote educational activities, social and personal enrichment, leadership abilities, just rights and privileges for individuals as well as introducing awareness of deaf culture and American Sign Language to society at large.

Washington Deaf Disc Golf Association

We are a deaf disc golf association that welcomes everyone to participate in the upcoming local and national tournaments.

Washington State Gallaudet University Association Alumni

WAGUAA membership is open to all persons who were admitted as undergraduate and/or graduate students at Gallaudet University, or have been an employee at Gallaudet University.  Friends who have not been students or employees of Gallaudet University are also welcome to become non-voting members of WAGUAA.

WAGUAA has several social activities throughout the year, of which are open to members and non-members.

Washington State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

The goals of the WSRID are to educate, to support and to promote the certification of interpreters/transliterators and to provide information to the general public. WSRID is a state membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, WSRID supports our members and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct.


Addiction Treatment and Rehab for Deaf and Blind Individuals

If you, or a someone close to you, is struggling with deafness, hearing loss, blindness, or impaired vision, or any other disability, and is faced with an addiction, please reach out to our compassionate and expert staff at We can help you to further explore your best options, from conventional, privately ran programs, to those that are tailored to fit the exact needs of your disability.

Seattle Deaf-Blind Services Center

1620 18th Ave #200 Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 323-9178

Contact DBSC

The Deaf-Blind Service Center provides communication support, crisis intervention, adaptive technology training and advocacy for those with combined vision and hearing loss. The program serves people throughout the state of Washington with varying degrees of visual and hearing losses, providing access to other Lighthouse programs, services within the community and appropriate referrals to agencies.

Washington State Deaf-Blind Citizens, Inc.

P.O. Box 2322 Seattle, WA 98111-2322

Contact WSDBC

WSDBC is to promote, protect, and preserve leadership, independence, communication access, and to advocate Deaf-Blind individuals in the state of Washington.


University of Washington ASL/Deaf Studies Program

Guggenheim Hall, 3940-2425 Benton Ln, Seattle, WA 98195

Contact ASL Program Coordinator at

U.W. ASL Club: Online:


The American Sign Language (ASL) program is housed Department of Linguistics. ASL program offers a four-semester sequence of ASL designed to meet the undergraduate foreign language requirement of the university. All courses use an immersion method which prohibits the use of spoken language. Periodically, additional courses are offered to augment this program. These additional courses are offered on a semester to semester basis.

Washington State American Sign Language Teachers Association

WAASLTA is a regional chapter of American Sign Language Teachers Association, the national certification organization of teachers of American Sign Language. WAASLTA serves as a professional development and networking organization for ASL teachers in Washington State.

Washington State School for the Deaf

611 Grand Boulevard Vancouver, WA 98661


Washington School for the Deaf, a place where students who are deaf or hard of hearing including those with additional disabilities, have the opportunity to learn, grow and belong in a culture that optimizes individual potential and provides accessible language and communication across the curriculum. Our educational philosophy is grounded in the belief that all children who are deaf and hard of hearing deserve a quality language and communication-driven program that provides education together with a critical mass of communication, age, and cognitive peers, as well as language- proficient teachers and staff who communicate directly in the child’s language.

ASL Resources

The book most recommended by ASL teachers is called A Basic Course in American Sign Language which can be found on Amazon or in many book stores.

Here are some links to take you to websites where you can see pictures or videos of some signs.

If you learn best with lessons and more structure the site below helps ASL teachers prepare their lesson plans:

American Sign Language Resource Guide

A great resource with tons of information covering a large range of topics in the deaf community and ASL:

A extensive page where you can find a lot of information about various deaf figures throughout history.