American Sign Language in itself is one of the most complex, comprehensive and elegant languages in the world. While formally acknowledged as its own language since 1963, the richness of its history dates from far before that time.
The tools to read and write sign languages completely were not fully developed until the invention of SignWriting in 1980, by Valerie Sutton, at the Center for Sutton Movement Writing, in La Jolla, California.
Now internationally recognized as the globally-accepted script for written sign languages, SignWriting has been in use worldwide for over 30 years.
The ASL BIble Project translates Scripture into ASL using the SignWriting script, and now enables native ASL signers to finally read Scripture in their own language.
The Center for Sutton Movement Writing is a 501c3 educational non-profit organization that is sponsoring the Written ASL Bible Project.