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Modern Languages Research Guide: American Sign Language (ASL)

Video Resources

The library has two main streaming video services: Kanopy and Films on Demand. Both require log-in when you are off campus, using your ACE account. For students, the username is your student ID number, and your password is: ElacMMDD (your birth month and birth date). To find streaming videos for your ASL courses, try searching for American Sign Language, ASL, or Deaf.

To search streaming videos in Kanopy:

To get started: You must make an account to access Kanopy videos. From the ELAC Kanopy website, enter your ACE account information, then you must choose "Log in to ELAC", the orange button on the lefthand side of the page. Do NOT use the "Log in" button. Then follow the instructions to make an account. 

Kanopy homepage

After you've made an account on Kanopy through the ELAC Library, you can simply log into Kanopy using the white "Log in" button. 

To troubleshoot issues with Kanopy, check out their FAQs page

Use Kanopy on your computer, laptop, or tablet via browser, or the Kanopy app on iOS or Android, as well as several TV apps, such as Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. 

To search streaming videos in Films on Demand:

Simply visit the above link to Films on Demand and log in with your ACE account to watch videos instantly.You do not need to create an account to watch Films on Demand; however, making an account allows you to save videos to watch later, put them in folders, etc. 

*In Films on Demand, browse the category: "American Sign Language"

ASL Language Resources

Deaf Culture