Web Site by Zoel (WRTG 3020 – Fall 2012)
My website is called ASL Gender and Sexuality Terms. It is about American Sign Language (ASL) and its representation of gender and sexuality. I also briefly discuss the LGBTQIA community, dialect, semantic change, the difference between the terms “deaf” and “hard of hearing”, and the purpose of ASL interpreters.
My target audience is the hearing population and my objective is to lead them in an exploration of identity and the language that one uses to perform that identity. In order to make the site more user friendly I explained a bit about Deaf culture, the differences in ASL and English, included captioned videos, and some resources for further reading.