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.