A.A. Publishes Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Book in ASL

Alcoholics who are Deaf can now access A.A.’s program of recovery in a new American Sign Language translation of Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

December 12, 2019

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Attention: Journalists, Producers, Editors, Reviewers
Subjects: American Sign Language, Alcoholism and Addiction, Deaf Community, Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Health and Wellness, Persons with Disabilities, Publishing


(New York, NY) The book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, which presents the principles by which A.A. members recover and its society functions, is now available in a new translation into American Sign Language. Commonly referred to as the “Twelve and Twelve,” this fundamental A.A. text has been produced on DVD for the Deaf, the Hard-of-Hearing and the hearing communities.

DVD features:Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions - American Sign Language (ASL)

  • Professional ASL signers and DVD video production
  • Updated translation inspired and reviewed by A.A. members who are Deaf
  • Audio track and subtitles for use among ASL and non-ASL users
  • The basic principles and practices of the Fellowship that have provided a pathway to recovery for alcoholics for over 80 years
  • Can be ordered at www.aa.org or may be available through a local A.A. office near you

Founded in 1935 on the principle of one alcoholic helping another to achieve sobriety, A.A. is an effective and enduring program of recovery that has changed countless lives.

A.A. has always been committed to making its program of recovery available to anyone, anywhere who reaches out for help with a drinking problem. This translation has been updated with current language and signing most familiar in today’s Deaf community.

For more information about A.A. resources for alcoholics who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and/or Blind please contact the Accessibilities and Remote Communities Coordinator at the General Service Office at Access@aa.org or by phone at 212-870-3344.

For additional information about Alcoholics Anonymous, visit the Press/Media page at www.aa.org.

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