American Sign Language Classes

Given the pandemic, a lot of in-person ASL classes are currently suspended, but you may check with your local education providers to find courses in your community. Here is a brief list of some popular choices for online learning:

ASL Connect

ASL Connect is affiliated with Gallaudet University and offers free online ASL lessons as well as the opportunity to take online classes for credit ($316 per credit hour). For more information:

ASL University

ASL University is a series of self-directed lessons taught by Dr. Bill Vicars. It is an excellent resource and many of the lessons are free or at minimal cost (donations are encouraged). For more information:

DEAF, Inc.

DEAF, Inc. is a St. Louis based organization that offers three online ASL classes for participants age 16 and older. Each class meets once a week for six weeks and is $45. For more information:


ed2go is an online education platform that offers two sign language courses. Each is 6 weeks long and you can choose either self-paced or instructor-led. Each class is $149 or you can take both for $199. For more information:


Paraquad is a St. Louis based organization that offers two online ASL classes. Each class meets once a week for eight weeks and is $125. For more information:

Sign School

Sign School offers free, self-directed ASL lessons and other resources. For more information:

DeafBlind Organizations – Statewide

iCanConnect: MO Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution

Missouri Council of the Blind

Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

Missouri Statewide Parent Involvement Network (MoSPIN)

Sight and Sound Impaired of St. Louis

Missouri School for the Blind

DeafBlind Organizations – National

National Center on The Deaf-Blindness

Braille Institute

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf Blind

Seedings: Braille Books for Children

Foundation Fighting Blindness

National Federation of the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind

Education – Missouri Preschool/Elementary/Secondary

Central Institute for the Deaf (CID)


4560 Clayton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110-1502


(314) 977-0132 (V)
(314) 977-0023 (FAX)
(877) 444-4574 (Toll Free – V)

Missouri School for the Deaf


505 East Fifth Street
Fulton, MO 65251


(573) 592-4000 (V/TTY)

Moog Center for Deaf Education


12300 South Forty Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141


(314) 692-7172 (V)

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf


1314 Strassner
Brentwood, MO 63144


(314) 918-1369 (V)
(314) 918-1609 (FAX)

Education – National

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center


Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University


800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002


(202) 651-5000

National Technical Institute for the Deaf/Rochester Institute of Technology


52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5608


(585) 475-6400

Howard College/Southwest College for the Deaf (SWCD)


3200 Ave. C
Big Spring, TX 79720


(432) 264-3700

NCOD/California State University, Northridge


18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330


(818) 677-1200

Emergency Preparedness & Safety

Accessible Emergency Information

All Hands On

The mission of All Hands On is to foster relationships between Deaf and Emergency Managers in preparing for disaster. Standard  Community Emergency Response Basic Training (CERT) is a FEMA training program open to all citizens. Participants learn how to become volunteers in times of emergency and disaster. 

Deaf, Inc. Emergency Preparedness Education

Series of ASL videos covering emergency preparedness kits, tornado preparedness, flood preparedness, and earthquake preparedness.

Disaster Distrss Helpline

24/7 Crisis Counseling for people experiencing a disaster. You can also click on the “ASL Now” link on the website below.


3200 Ave. C
Big Spring, TX 79720


(800) 985-5990 (V, VP)

Disaster Preparedness and the Deaf Community

Rochester Institute of Technology