Quick Tip: Finding Church Resources in American Sign Language
Contributed By Larry Richman, Church News contributor
Given the number of people who use ASL (estimates range from 250,000 to 500,000), the Church has produced an impressive number of resources. The following resources can be found at ASL.ChurchofJesusChrist.org and in the Gospel Library app:
- Scriptures: The Church has produced an ASL edition of the Book of Mormon and about a third of the Doctrine and Covenants. More of the scriptures will be published as they are completed.
- General Conference: Sessions of general conference.
- Sign Language Dictionary: The Church provides a Dictionary of Church Terms in American Sign Language to standardize ASL signs used in the Church.
- Come, Follow Me: Resources for individuals and families, elders quorum, Relief Society, and Teaching in the Savior’s Way.
- Videos: Videos in the Gospel Library app and videos in the Media Library online.
- Children: Primary Songs in ASL and Sing-Along Videos.
- Music: Selected Hymns and Primary Songs in ASL.
- Youth: Inspirational Videos for Youth and Face to Face events.
- Ministering: Various resources about ministering and the monthly Ministering Principles message from the Liahona magazine.
- Events: Face to Face, Christmas devotionals, and worldwide devotionals for young adults.
- Manuals: Several of the Teachings of Presidents of the Church manuals.
In addition to these ASL resources, many videos are provided with closed captions. Temple ordinances are available in ASL and with closed captions. There are family history missionaries who provide distance support in ASL through video calls.