How to Interpret a Story
My ASL Journey Keith Wann is one of my favorite ASL comedians and he does a great job showing how interpreting from one language to another can really be a complicated thing. Even if you're not that familiar with ASL, you may realize a couple ... Continue reading →
Fri, Jan 27 2012
IRS in ASL on YouTube.com
My ASL Journey Did you realize that the IRS has a YouTube channel in ASL (subtitled and audio provided as well)? For instance, do you know why your tax returns are due on April 17th instead of April 15th this year? Watch the ... Continue reading →
Mon, Jan 16 2012
Gallaudet Gets New Logo
My ASL Journey New Logo Represents Gallaudet University's Bilingual Mission Gallaudet University ushered in a new era today with the unveiling of a new university logo. The symbolic design of the logo represents the university’s bilingual mission by portraying “Gallaudet University” in American ... Continue reading →
Wed, Dec 07 2011
ASL 201 Deaf Events
My ASL Journey I attended two Deaf events and this is my review of them. As always, turn on the Closed Captions to see what I intended to sign.
Mon, Dec 05 2011
ASL 201 Unit 16 video project
My ASL Journey Look out below for my next video for class. I feel like I'm getting better. Am I?
Mon, Nov 14 2011
mtvU at Gallaudet: Quiet Campus
My ASL Journey mtvU went to the Gallaudet campus last year and filmed a short series called ‘Quiet Campus‘. Interesting to watch!
Thu, Nov 10 2011
The Hammer (2010)
My ASL Journey Has anyone see the movie “The Hammer“? What did you think? I have not seen it yet.
Fri, Oct 28 2011
ASL 201 Journal #1
My ASL Journey For a project, we needed to create a video answering 3 questions: Why are you learning ASL? What are your strengths and weaknesses in ASL? What do you want to learn in class? So, here's my video. I included English ... Continue reading →
Wed, Oct 26 2011
Broccoli and Cauliflower
My ASL Journey One thing I learned today in my ASL classes is that both broccoli and cauliflower are so vile that neither have a sign in ASL. You have to fingerspell them. Not even the Deaf took the time on these ‘vegetables' ... Continue reading →
Thu, Oct 20 2011
My ASL 115 Numbers Video Project
My ASL Journey I freely admit that my ASL 115: Fingerspelling and Numbers is kicking my butt. For some reason this class is the hardest I've taken so far. But this is my video project for the class on numbers, dates, and addresses.
Thu, Oct 20 2011
ASL 201 Unit 15 Quiz Video
My ASL Journey This is the video I needed to do for my ASL 201 Unit 15 quiz. I hope I'm getting better! Be sure to turn on the closed captions to see what I intended to sign!
Wed, Oct 12 2011
Hearing for the first time
My ASL Journey I'd be remiss if I didn't post about this event where severely hearing impaired Sarah Churman heard her voice for the first time. I've seen reference to this video everywhere, but I'm including an interview with Sarah on ‘The Today ... Continue reading →
Mon, Oct 03 2011
The 8 Rules for Signing Numbers 1-100
My ASL Journey I think I finally understand the rules for signing the numbers 1-100. I wish I had this list when I started. I'll try to make a video to show these rules in action, but here they are as I understand ... Continue reading →
Thu, Sep 29 2011
ASL Alphabet and Numbers
My ASL Journey Someone wrote me the other day asking for an image of the ASL alphabet and numbers 0-9.
Tue, Sep 20 2011
ASL 201 Unit 14
My ASL Journey I'm turning in my video portion of my ASL 3 class Exam 1. I don't mind sharing it here as well. (turn on Closed Captions to see what I intended to sign!) ASL 201 Unit 14.wmv – YouTube.
Mon, Sep 19 2011
My ASL Journey How do you sign “The baby is choking, lock the doors and hide”?
Sun, Sep 18 2011
Slow Down Videos For Better Learning
My ASL Journey For every ASL textbook I buy, I usually get a DVD to go along with the book. The DVD can be helpful because a 2-dimensional drawing of a sign is limited in showing something used in 3-D. Also, the DVD has ... Continue reading →
Thu, Sep 08 2011
Find CC Videos On Google and YouTube
My ASL Journey Not every uploaded video to the web includes closed-captions. So how do you find the ones that do? Here's a couple of tricks. Using Google, go to the Google Videos Advanced Search page. Look near the bottom of the search ... Continue reading →
Fri, Aug 26 2011
Quiet Signs Of Love – Australia’s National Relay Service
My ASL Journey A reader of this blog, John Nikolakopoulos, sent me this video and I really liked it. Thought I'd share it. John wrote: ...I am the writer Director of Quiet Signs of Love, a short film about a deaf woman and ... Continue reading →
Mon, Aug 08 2011
21 Years of ADA
My ASL Journey On this date in 1990, George HW Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act which protects the rights of any American with a disability. Just like one can't discriminate based on religion, sex, national origin, or race, one can't discriminate ... Continue reading →
Tue, Jul 26 2011
Deaf Thinking and Deaf Dreaming
My ASL Journey Okay, I have a dumb question. I never thought about it until recently. And I went out on a limb to ask a Deaf friend of mine. If you are Deaf, what language do you think and/or dream in? I ... Continue reading →
Tue, Jun 28 2011
Sign Language Helps Deaf Children Learn Languages
My ASL Journey While some hold that teaching a deaf child to communicate in sign language before he/she learns to read lips or is provided with a cochlear implant (or some other assistive hearing device) significantly decreases his/her ability to acquire spoken or ... Continue reading →
Mon, Jun 27 2011
Video Relay Service (VRC)
My ASL Journey As a hearing person, I'm fascinated by the technology used for Deaf people to communicate via telephone. First some historical background... In the mid-1960′s the teletypewriter (TTY) became available thanks to a Deaf dentist and a Deaf physicist who used Morse Code to ... Continue reading →
Sat, Jun 25 2011
My ASL Journey Now On DeafRead.com
My ASL Journey A few months ago I found DeafRead.com “Best Of Deaf Blogs And Vlogs”. It is a nice site that currently aggregates close to 900 Deaf/HoH blogs into one place. One day I decided to submit this blog to DeafRead to ... Continue reading →
Thu, Jun 23 2011
Katie Leclerc talks Switched At Birth
My ASL Journey ...I kinda feel like we’re breaking new ground here. Lizzie Weiss, the creator, she did her research really, really well. I feel like the portrayal of the deaf community is done with tact and respect and class. It’s ... Continue reading →
Tue, Jun 21 2011
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YouTube – TEDxIslay- Keith Nolan- Deaf in the Military...
My ASL Journey YouTube – TEDxIslay- Keith Nolan- Deaf in the Military Subtitled.
Mon, Jun 20 2011
Computer Translation Catching Up
My ASL Journey A couple of interesting videos about how computers are learning to both understand and produce Signed Languages.
Fri, Jun 17 2011
Purple Launches VRS for iPhone and iPad2
My ASL Journey Using existing communication devices generally reserved for hearing individuals, like cell phones, Purple develops free communications software designed to make communications among deaf and hard-of-hearing people with hearing people easier and more convenient. By adding support for the iPad 2, Purple ... Continue reading →
Wed, Jun 15 2011
Deaf Rapper Uses Sign Language to Rhyme
My ASL Journey Rapper Sean Forbes isnt going to let a little thing like being deaf stop him from having a music career. The rapper, whose credits include working with deaf actress and Oscar winner Marley Matlin, is intent on proving that even ... Continue reading →
Tue, Jun 14 2011
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