American Sign Language is becoming more popular among students

05/5/2013 | Oakland Tribune (Calif.), The

The number of college students taking courses in American Sign Language has doubled over the past decade, making the language the fourth most popular in the recent Modern Language Association Survey. Student interest in the language rose in the 20 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, creating an increased need for interpreters in health care, government and workplace settings.

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