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Contacting Dr. Bill...

Hello ASL Heroes!!!

You are important to me.  I read every one of your emails and I try to respond to as many as time permits.

Since I like to feed my family I work a full-time "day job" teaching for the local State University which keeps me incredibly busy taking care of my students and various responsibilities.

I get lots of requests from people asking questions or wanting to know various signs -- so many requests that I really can't answer them all during the semester. I try to save those sign requests and post the signs during the next break or during the summer.

The good news though is that there is a strong chance that I've already answered your question "somewhere" on this site. If you have questions about and/or ASL University you can use the box below to do a search of ASLU:



You can also check out the Frequently Asked Questions Page and/or the registration sheet. 

Contact Info for related topics:

William G. Vicars, EdD
Director, ASLU /
8506 Everglade Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95826-3617


 Contact Info for my California State University Students:
William Vicars, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Deaf Studies Program
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street, Sacramento CA 95819-6079


Contact Info for my Sierra College Students:

While I do have a Sierra email account,
your best bet is to email me at:


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Question:  Why no "voice" phone number listed? 

Answer:  Because I'm Deaf (well, actually I'm one of those Deaf slash hard-of-hearing types: 65Db loss). With amplification I can muddle through some voiced conversations (depending on if the other person has a clear, deep voice and no accent) but the fact is I prefer email over using "voice phones." My iPhone contract has no voice minutes! (Tip: Deaf people can get that contract from AT&T via filling out special form.)  Email works great. It sits there and patiently waits for me and provides a terrific reference later on.  Yes, of course I have and use VP (videophone) but only with my co-workers, close friends, and family.
- Dr. Bill



In a message dated 9/16/2016 8:06:22 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:
Below is the message I am getting. Please let me know when I can access the site again.
Thank you.

Page Not Found
The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

First of all I'm happy to do what I can to help.
However -- I need more information to be of assistance.
You state "the site".
What site? I have around 10 websites.
It helps to know the actual URL (web address) that you can't seem to load.
Plus: Who are you? Sure, at the back of my mind I have some vague recollection of a "Jane" being in and/or using one of my resources but then again I've got over 80,000 subscribers to my Youtube channel. Over a thousand subscribers to my lifeprint.aslu Facebook site, hundreds of in-person students at SacState, and several hundred thousand random visitors to LP each year. I suppose I could go do a search for your email address in my email archives but would rather not.
I'm not asking for a life story. Just half a sentence indicating who you are and/or what program or website you are referring to.
I'm going to assume here that you are an subscriber? If so, the Tech Guru for that site is John Feagans. I handle the "ASL"-related questions -- he handles the web functionality issues. Sure, I'm happy to be cc'ed on anything related to in case I have some sort of insight or ability to help out -- but for fastest service on tech issues it is best to contact John.
For what it is worth, I just went to 20 seconds ago and it loaded fine into my browser, so there is a small chance that you simply needed to reload or wait a couple of minutes due to internet traffic.
So, please try the site again and if it "still" won't work for you then contact John.
If it is the site that is giving you issues then, yes, definitely that is something to contact me about directly.
-- Dr. Bill


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