American Sign Language Lab

The ASL Lab is an open resource lab located in Teachers-Dyer Complex room 255C. For more information about our lab, please contact Jay Gates via email.

The ASL Lab has open lab hours Monday-Thursday.  During those hours students taking ASL classes can come at any time for:

  • Help with assignments and projects
  • An ASL friendly/deaf space to work on ASL homework
  • An opportunity to practice ASL skills
  • Resources, videos, books, and games related to ASL/Deaf Studies
  • Help preparing for both receptive and expressive tests

Lab Hours

Open Lab - Walk in for FREE help, no appointment needed!

Spring 2019 Lab Hours

Mondays: 10 am - 6:30 pm

Tuesdays: 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 6:30 pm

Thursday: 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Friday: Closed 

*Lab is closed to observe all holidays listed on your academic calendar

ASL Placement Policy

To view the ASL placement policy, click here

Lab Policy

The ASL Lab is a deaf friendly space, therefore, no voicing is allowed. Students are expected to use ASL or written communication only. Students in violation of the voice-off policy may be asked to leave the lab.

Approved Deaf Community Interaction Events

All on-campus ASL language courses have Deaf Community Interaction Event requirements. See your syllabus for your exact requirements. Students may attend approved Deaf Community Interactive Events from the list below in order to earn credit toward their course requirements. This list is also available in your Blackboard course. Immersion in the Deaf community is the best way to learn ASL outside of the classroom.

* Events TBA

Deaf Community Etiquette Reminders:

  • Be a respectful guest at Deaf social events.
  • Make sure you turn off your voice and sign.
  • Remember the importance of eye contact!
  • Feel free to introduce yourself (first and last name) as an ASL student and socialize with Deaf, don't be shy!
  • Be mindful that most Deaf are there to socialize with other Deaf so try not to monopolize their time unless they seem open to that.
  • Accept corrections and advice from Deaf on ASL and other things related to the Deaf community. They are the experts!
  • Waving and a light shoulder tap are two acceptable ways to get a Deaf persons attention.
  • Discuss anything you would talk about with a hearing person: sports, school, your major, where you are from, and other topics.
  • HAVE FUN and SIGN!

LAB Events

For extra practice and homework waiver, come join us!
(These do not count as Deaf Community Interaction Events)

* LAB Events and TBA

ASL Lab Event Etiquette Reminders:

  • All lab events are voice off. It is an opportunity to practice your signing!
  • Remember the importance of eye contact!
  • Waving and a light shoulder tap are two acceptable ways to get a Deaf person’s attention. At lab events where everyone is voice off and signing, this is an appropriate way to get anyone’s attention.
  • HAVE FUN AND SIGN!

ASL Library

The ASL lab has a variety of materials available for students to use in the lab to assist with ASL skills development and language acquisition. Stop in for help finding a resource that will address your needs!