American Sign Language Software Recommendations

If you absolutely must buy one…

…buy one of these!

We have searched and searched for the best American Sign Language software. We have checked them out and read the reviews of others. Sadly, there aren’t that many good ones out there. But, we can say that the ones listed below are recommended:

The Best American Sign Language Software

sign language software The Start ASL Offline Package

by Michelle Jay

The Start ASL online classes are available as an instant download. These files contain all of the ASL 1, 2, & 3 class Lessons, Readings, Videos, and Workbook. Only three downloads and you will have full access to the ASL 1, 2 & 3 classes on your computer without an internet connection. We highly recommend this if you need access to the classes offline, need to download the videos all at once, want to watch the videos in slower motion, or don’t like the advertisements in the lessons!

Rocket American Sign Language

This software is currently the best available for learning American Sign Language. We have tried the free trial and really like the structure of the software. The quality is great, the games are fun, and it’s available in an instant download (no waiting for shipping and loading CDs into your computer). This software is great for beginners, but may be too easy if you know a lot of the basic ASL vocabulary. If you want a great sofware that doesn’t have any bad reviews (that we’ve found), then this should be your first pick.

Instant Immersion ASL v2.0 (CD-ROM)


This software is a newer (2006) version of the program below. This is a great program for learning and refreshing your skills, but keep in mind that it is somewhat limited.
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Volume 1: Basic Vocabulary and Fingerspelling (CD-ROM)


Visualize ASL develops unique, interactive CDs featuring real people who are Deaf and use ASL as native signers. Their entertaining, visual learning approach can quickly expand your ASL vocabulary. We think this is a great way to learn vocabulary–visually instead of through English translations. We definitely recommend these CD’s if you need to grow your ASL vocabulary.
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I know, I know, this list is disappointingly short. But that makes it easier to choose one, right?

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