American Sign Language is a great language to learn for a number of reasons. While it is a great language for anyone to learn, here are a few people who should definitely learn ASL.
Deaf people:It may be obvious, but American Sign Language was designed to help deaf people communicate.
Family and friends of deaf people:For friends and family members of deaf people, being able to use American Sign Language can help you become closer and make them feel more comfortable.
People experiencing hearing loss: ASL is a great tool to have if you are experiencing hearing loss.
First responders: ASL is perfect for police officers, firefighters, nurses and so many more first responders. With such a large population of people using ASL, it is great to be able to quickly communicate in the event of an emergency.
Educators: One of the biggest obstacles for deaf people is the ability to learn as a child. With more educators able to use ASL, deaf children have an easier opportunity to be in regular classes.