​Mission Statement

Society for

American Sign Language

​The Society for American Sign Language (SASL) 

is a professional association with the credentials dedicated to basic and applied research

about American Sign Language. SASL's goal is

to validate and expand linguistic accessibility. Linguistic principles are emphasized for understanding the signed language along with its aesthetics and role in literacy development and learning. SASL's scope and forum include theory, policy, and practice considerations,

as well as addressing how an alternative language modality fulfills the needs and

well being of all citizens in society.