Welcome to the VL2 Parent Toolkit resource database! VL2 Parent Resources is a database hosting a collection of tip sheets, research briefs, webcasts, tutorials and quick Web links. The Toolbox Web links* are topical collections of web resources compiled as easy-to-access central points of information for parents.

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Deaf Photographer Wins 5-Year Battle to Take Class

From "10 deaf photographers will soon start a class in photography – after more than five years of struggling to get funding for an interpreter so they would be allowed in the classroom...

MocapLab Sign Language Avatar

New technology for sign language - a signing Avatar!

2014 Defty Awards

Information about the 2014 DEFTY Awards. NOTE: In ASL only - no voiceover.

Northern Secondary School Bilingual ASL Program

The Toronto school offers a credit course in ASL that puts deaf and hearing students on an equal footing. Northern’s deaf and hard of hearing program celebrates its 50th anniversary in May 2014....

Canadian Video Relay Service

Video Relay Services (VRS) is a basic telecommunications service that enables people with hearing or speech disabilities who use sign language to communicate with voice telephone users. The sign...

Easter Signs

A video that shows some signs for Easter. NOTE: some signs are regional and may be different than what is used in your home deaf community.

Questions Parents Ask

The Canadian Hearing Society and the Canadian Cultural Centre of the Deaf answer seven frequently asked questions of parents of young deaf children.

Eye Spy ASL Handshapes

A fun picture book that plays with ASL handshapes. A wonderful book for children to learn to be creative with language.


This ASL milestones checklist can be used by parents or pre-school teachers to see if their child is developing age-appropriate language. For use for children birth to 4+ years.

New! ASL Songs and Rhymes DVD

ASL Songs and Rhymes DVD

-Professionally Developed
-20 popular children songs translated into ASL
-3 ASL Phonology Poems
-All songs have captioning
-No voice -over...