Deaf People in History: Dummy Hoy!
ASL Deafined Blog Baseball season is HERE and we are nearing the end of Deaf History Month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about William “Dummy” Hoy! Hoy grew up in Ohio and attended the Ohio School for the Deaf after contracting meningitis at the age of three. While owning a shoe repair store and playing baseball […]
Thu, Apr 11 2019
Handshape of the Week: L!
ASL Deafined Blog The L-Handshape involves extending the thumb and index fingers in the shape of the letter ‘L’, as shown below in the the sign for LAW! Other signs that use the L-handshape include: Lethargic Library Longer Lord Loyal Lutheran Mountain Dew Necklace Pipe
Fri, Apr 05 2019
Learning ASL- What To Watch Out For!
ASL Deafined Blog There are a few great resources out there to help you learn American Sign Language, but not all websites are created equal! How do you know for sure you’re observing accurate Sign Language? How can we tell the difference? Before signing up for just any ol’ site, go through this quick checklist: 1. How old […]
Fri, Mar 29 2019
Handshape of the Week: K!
ASL Deafined Blog The K-handshape (or P-Handshape) shows the thumb between the (extended) index and middle fingers, as shown in the sign for PEOPLE! Other signs that use the K-Handshape are: Brand Emperor Fail Fall Short Flunk Keep Kind Kindergarten King
Thu, Mar 28 2019
FAQs of Deaf Life (Funny)
ASL Deafined Blog Wanted to ask that odd question to that random deaf guy in the store, but felt too awkward to talk to a stranger? Well scroll down and see if it’s here! 1. “IT’S SO NICE TO ME-ET YOU! :D” AH! Nice to meet you too! But there’s no need to yell- just talk at an […]
Fri, Mar 22 2019
Handshape of the Week: I!
ASL Deafined Blog The I-handshape is easy- Just hold up your pinky! Here is the I-handshape in the sign for INDEPENDENCE: Other signs that use the I-handshape are: Concept Consider Cord Covetous Deaf Institution Disease Emaciated Envious Envy Final Green
Thu, Mar 21 2019
DEAF PRESIDENT NOW: THE PROTEST “HEARD” AROUND THE WORLD
ASL Deafined Blog March 13th marked the 41st anniversary of the end to the protests known as Deaf President Now- but how much do you know about this iconic movement? “We Still Have a Dream” banner, via dsausa.org In 1988 Gallaudet University’s Board of Trustees announced that a hearing candidate, Elisabeth A. Zinzer, to become the new President. […]
Thu, Mar 14 2019
Handshape of the Week: H!
ASL Deafined Blog --- FUN! Other signs that use the H-handshape include: Funny Gain Guiltless Hamster Hard of hearing Hare Haste Hawaii Heave
Thu, Mar 14 2019
Handshape of the Week: G!
ASL Deafined Blog The G-Handshape shows about an inch between the thumb and index finger, as shown in the sign for GREEN. Other words that use the G-handshape include: BananaGeometryGuiltyJapanJewelryNewspaperRumorsThin ThroatTurkey
Thu, Mar 07 2019
Deafie of the Week: Sean Berdy
ASL Deafined Blog Time for a little nostalgia as we take you back to one of the most classic movies, The Sandlot 2. Sean Berdy made his acting debut in this movie, portraying the character Sammy Samuelson. If that doesn’t ring a bell, then maybe you’d remember the infamous Emmett Blesdoe of Switched At Birth; Bay’s initial love-interest and son of Melody […]
Fri, Mar 01 2019
Handshape of the Week: F!
ASL Deafined Blog The F-handshape involves touching the thumb and index fingers together while the remaining fingers are extended, as shown below in the sign for INTERPRETER! Other words that use the F-handshape include: ---
Fri, Mar 01 2019
Deafie of the Week: Juliette Gordon Low!
ASL Deafined Blog D Did you know that the founder of the Girl Scouts was deaf? Julliette Gordon Low became deaf in early adulthood, but that never stopped her from forming one of the most iconic groups in American! She was raised in Georgia with Southern values, and became inspired by the Boy Scouts. She eventually moved to […]
Fri, Feb 22 2019
Handshape of the Week: E!
ASL Deafined Blog The E-handshape shows the fingers bent to look like a small ‘e’ from the side, as shown below in the sign for EAST. Other words that use the E-handshape include: Easter Economics Elevator Emergency Emotions Engage Europe Europeans Evaluate Experiment Urgent
Tue, Feb 19 2019
Trump/Beto Rallies And Their Interpreting Fails
ASL Deafined Blog Updates on Trump/Beto Rally Interpreters Updates on Trump/Beto Rally Interpreters Posted by The Daily Moth on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Captioning is available for this video under settings. For more stories from The Daily Moth, go to dpan.tv.
Fri, Feb 15 2019
Handshape of the Week: D!
ASL Deafined Blog D-Handshape The D-Hanshape is done by raising the index finger as shown below in the sign for DEAF. Other signs in ASL that use the D-handshape include: Date Dating Democrat Dessert Detroit
Fri, Feb 15 2019
Deafie of the Week: Millicent Simmons!
ASL Deafined Blog Millicent made some significant headway into Deaf History with her famed role in The Quiet Place, a horror film which incorporated American Sign Language more than what we are certainly used to. We don’t want to spoil the plot, but we (of course) encourage you to go see the movie and Millicent in action! […]
Thu, Feb 14 2019
New Deaf-Tech: Google Launches Transcription App
ASL Deafined Blog Every seasoned deafie knows the benefits (and pains) of using voice-to-text to try and communicate with another person, and now Google is hoping to make it a bit easier. In this video released on Monday we see a deaf Google Research Scientist named Dimitri Knevsky use the app to order tea and even use it […]
Fri, Feb 08 2019
Deafie of the Week: Laurent Clerc!
ASL Deafined Blog Laurent Clerc Do you know how American Sign Language came to be? We owe a lot to a man named Laurent Clerc! Clerc was born and raised in France, and became deaf at one years old after falling into a fire. (Ouch!) He attended and graduated school at the Royal Institution for the Deaf […]
Fri, Feb 08 2019
Handshape of the Week: C!
ASL Deafined Blog C-Handshape The C-Hanshape is done by forming the entire hand into the shape of a C, as shown below in the sign for CAFE. Other signs in ASL that use the C-handshape include: Bite Church Crazy Chocolate Nutty Stranger Stove Radio Cup Cake
Thu, Feb 07 2019
Handshape of the Week: B!
ASL Deafined Blog B-Handshape The B-handshape is shown as a vertical hand with straight fingers, and a thumb crossing over the palm. Shown below is the word BROWN, which demonstrates the B-handshape. Other signs in ASL that use the B-Handshape are: Business Cheap Close Scarf Liar Story Wall Beer
Thu, Jan 31 2019
Deaf News This Week: Deaf Woman Killed Crossing Highway in...
ASL Deafined Blog Gloria Anderson (38), a deaf mother, has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road in Monroe, Louisiana. Anderson was crossing U.S. Highway 165 at night with her 9-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son when an SUV struck the woman. The SUV, driven by a 37-year-old male, was operating without it’s lights on […]
Fri, Jan 25 2019
Handshape of the Week: A!
ASL Deafined Blog A-Handshape The A-handshape is best described as a closed fist, with your thumb resting resting along your (clenched) index finger, shown to the right. Remember that an “Open A”-handshape is slightly different, and looks like a ‘thumbs-up’. Here is and example of a sign using the A-hanshape, DRAMA: Other signs in ASL that use […]
Thu, Jan 24 2019
Deafie of the Week: LeRoy Colombo!
ASL Deafined Blog LeRoy Colombo Via DeafPeople.Com “LeRoy Colombo of Galveston, Texas, was a champion long-distance and endurance swimmer and lifeguard. He is credited with saving 907 lives, a feat formerly listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Stories about his incredible feats in rescuing victims of disasters, both on sea and […]
Thu, Jan 24 2019
Deaf News This Week: Jameela Jamil Turns Down Deaf Role
ASL Deafined Blog Jamil Turns Down Deaf Role Actress Jameela Jamil, currently on NBC’s The Good Place, recently refused to fill a role best fit for a deaf actress. Jamil tells the Press Association, “[I]t wouldn’t be appropriate for me to take that role and they should find a brilliant deaf woman to play that role. I think […]
Fri, Jan 18 2019
Deafie of the Week: Chuck Baird!
ASL Deafined Blog Chuck Baird, Artist Chuck Baird was born deaf and fluent in ASL, receiving an education rich in Sign Language from the Kansas School of the Deaf, Gallaudet University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). After graduating from RIT Baird worked with the National Theater of the Deaf as a set-painter, and as […]
Thu, Jan 17 2019
Handshape of the Week: W!
ASL Deafined Blog The W-Handshape The W-handshape involves touching your thumb and pinky while keeping the remaining fingers extended, as shown below in the sign for WATER! Other signs that use the W-handshape include: Microwave Run (water) Washington State Weather Wednesday West Western Wine
Thu, Jan 17 2019
Handshape of the Week: N!
ASL Deafined Blog The N-Handshape The N-handshape consists of the thumb between the middle and ring fingers, as shown below in the sign for NEPHEW! Other signs that use the N-handshape include: Bargain Common Conventional Discuss Haggle Impartial Natural Negotiate Negotiation Unusual Neutral Niece Noncommittal Normal North Northern Nurse Ordinary Standard Typical
Fri, Jan 11 2019
Deafie of the Week: Sean Forbes!
ASL Deafined Blog Sean Forbes: Deaf and Loud Want to add some new music to your playlist? Sean Forbes is a rapper who grew up around his musician parents and fell in love. He started with a drum set at the age of five and quickly grew to love rock ‘n’ roll, but ultimately found his […]
Fri, Jan 11 2019
Deaf News: Movie Theaters Strike Again!
ASL Deafined Blog Movie Theaters and Closed Captioning… Again! You see the latest commercials for Aquaman and arrange a nice night out; a good movie, some overpriced popcorn, and maybe even recliner seats if your theater is cool enough. You buy your tickets, wait ten minutes for your CaptionView stick (because only one […]
Fri, Jan 11 2019
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – The Brazilian First Lady,...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 1/4/2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR! First Lady of Brazil Signs During Inauguration President Bolsonaro was sworn in two days ago in Brazil, but his wife Michele really stood out. She used Sign Language to communicate a message to the Deaf community within Brazil, and to show the country she cares. “I would […]
Fri, Jan 04 2019
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter: The Harlem Globetrotters,...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 12/28/2018 Harlem Globetrotters Visit Deaf School The Harlem Globetrotters, a famous basketball team known for their impressive skills and charity, visited the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf in New York last week. One of the basketball players identifies as a CODA, a child of a deaf adult, and […]
Fri, Dec 28 2018
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Lou Ferrigno, Shaheem...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 12/21/2018 Lou Ferrigno Hospitalized Lou Ferrigno, known best as the original Incredible Hulk and weightlifting star, was admitted to the hospital after a pneumonia shot left fluid in his bicep. Ferrigno tweeted, “Went in for a pneumonia shot and landed up here with fluid in my bicep. I’ll be ok […]
Fri, Dec 21 2018
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter: The Best Stocking Stuffer,...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 12/14/2018 Tis The Season For American Sign Language Last week we talked about Deaf Santas and how they help deaf children everywhere tell ol’ St. Nick what they’d like under the tree, so this week let’s talk gifts! If you love learning Sign Language with us and would love to […]
Fri, Dec 14 2018
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter: Deaf Santas, SuperDeafy, and...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 12/7/2018 Deaf Santas Help Kids Celebrate Christmas It’s Christmas time! Those songs are on the radio, our relatives are out shopping for the best deals, and the malls are filled to the brim with children waiting in line to tell Santa exactly what they hope to see under the tree that […]
Fri, Dec 07 2018
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter: Derrick Coleman, The Perfect...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 11/30/2018 Derrick Coleman Visits Deaf School in Arizona The Phoenix Day School of the Deaf was paid a visit by famed deaf NFL football player Derrick Coleman on Tuesday. Derrick talked about his life, his struggles to be taken seriously in football, and what motivates him to do his best […]
Fri, Nov 30 2018
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Captioning Candidates,...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 11/23/2018 Congresswoman Captions Her Instagram Story Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Congresswoman in the U.S. House of Representatives, recently started caption her story on Instagram. “Advocates for the deaf community hit me up to connect me with tools (i.e. Clipomatic) to better serve all of us. I now caption all my […]
Fri, Nov 23 2018
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter: LEAD-K, Alexander Graham...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 11/16/2018 LEAD-K Announces Partnership with AG Bell Association On Future Bills The LEAD-K campaign, which aims to eliminate language deprivation for deaf children under the age of six, is now working with the Alexander Graham Bell Association in future bills- and not many people are happy, it seems. The […]
Fri, Nov 16 2018
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter: Wins for Deaf Candidates,...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 11/9/2018 Two Deaf Candidates Win Offices in D.C. Politics is quite the topic as of late but a few candidates are determined to make changes- and they’re deaf! First, Robb Dooling won a Commissioner seat in the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) in Washington D.C.. This area includes Gallaudet University. Dooling […]
Fri, Nov 09 2018
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter: Bernard Bragg, The National...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 11/2/2018 Bernard Bragg, The Father of Deaf Theatre, Dies On Tuesday, October 29th the first American Deaf actor, Bernard Bragg, passed away in the company of his loved ones at the age of 90. Dear friends, including Marlee Matlin, will miss him dearly and remember his legacy: Bernard Bragg was […]
Fri, Nov 02 2018
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Starbucks “Signing...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 10/26/18 Starbucks Opens “Signing Store” In D.C. The wait is over- the first official Starbucks “Signing Store” opened in D.C. on Tuesday on 6th Street & H Street, not far from Gallaudet University. This “Signing Store” is the first of it’s kind in the States resulting from a successful endeavor […]
Fri, Oct 26 2018
ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – The Dragon Prince, ASL...
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 10/19/2018 Netflix’s The Dragon Prince Features Deaf Character, Signs It’s always nice to see some representation in the media! Netflix recently premiered a series entitled The Dragon Prince; An animated fantasy series featuring humans and elves at war. Now, obviously, we don’t want to give away too much of the plot, bu...
Fri, Oct 19 2018
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