Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ASL Comedy Night

More than 400 people showed up for ASL Comedy Night at Portland State University this past weekend. The standing-room-only event kicks off a campaign to move ASL studies from the speech and hearing sciences department to the foreign languages department. The school's ASL Club says American Sign Language is not the same language as English, it should be treated as a language in the same way that Spanish is recognized as a foreign language. The group complains that Deaf Culture is "not viewed as a multicultural group.”