I have an idea for a character who is dumb (as in mute, not unintelligent). He is fluent in ASL (American Sign Language) and has no problems with his hearing. The majority of his communication with family, friends, etc. would be through sign language. My question is, how do I get his communication across as I write? Would it be as simple as my speech tag saying "he signed" instead of "he said"? This seems like it may get redundant throughout the course of the story. Is this the best way to do it? Does anyone have any suitable alternatives? I read The Sound and the Fury a long time ago and recall one of the children being mute, but from what I remember it was in first person and the charater didn't speak...but I could be wrong. Does anyone know of any other novels with a similar character? How did the author approach it?