duolingo for the deaf

My boyfriend is deaf and wants to learn spanish for work. It would be cool if there was a way to turn off audio dependent exercises so he could use duolingo; I really like this system and wish I could suggest it for him.

January 24, 2014


In the settings, there is an option to turn the speakers off that will disable listen challenges.

January 24, 2014

Is that only on the computer? Because on the app, you can only turn off sound effects; it still talks and does audio exercises

January 24, 2014

The app and the web react a bit differently in this regard.

January 24, 2014


January 24, 2014

Gawh you're sweet here have a lingot

January 24, 2014

Over a decade ago I took several American Sign Language immersion courses which I found easy, intuitive and very fun to learn. I work in a clinic and on few rare occasions I do use it with a few patients which is very helpful when I need to draw blood or certain other medical procedures. But aside from that I don't get a chance to use or practice ASL much. I don't know if it would even be possible but it would be great if I/we could learn ASL (or other sign languages) through Duolingo or online. I've found a few ASL/English dictionaries on line but I think it would awesome if we could learn any language to any other language. But kudos to you and your boyfriend!

January 27, 2014

I am in full agreement with you. I wish there were more options available for learning and practicing ASL and other signed languages. I also find learning signed languages more enjoyable as I am a visual learner and ASL just some how makes more sense to me.

January 31, 2014

I'm not deaf, but I have hearing comprehension problems. I wish there was a way to leave the sound on so I can get an idea of how to properly pronounce unfamiliar words, without having to answer questions for "Type what you hear" because I can assure you, what I hear is not what Duolingo thinks I should have heard.

January 21, 2018
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