This Close – TV Made By The Deaf, For The Deaf
ASL Deafined Blog This Valentine’s Day, the new TV Show This Close aired on Sundance Now, staring Deaf actors Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman! This Close is described as a serious comedy that brings light to living as deaf people, both the good and the bad. Ms. Stern and Mr. Feldman play roommates Kate and Michael, who are both deaf. […]
Fri, Feb 16 2018
Haven’t checked out our new app yet? Here’s what your...
ASL Deafined Blog Last week, we launched our brand new ASLdeafined Mobile App! If you have an account with us you have free access to the app! If you haven’t downloaded it already, here’s a sneak peak! 1. The app has our entire 16,000+ video dictionary! 2. All of […]
Fri, Feb 09 2018
The Official ASLdeafined Mobile App Has Arrived!
ASL Deafined Blog Students, teachers, and social media followers alike have all asked for the same thing since the beginning, “When are you going to get a mobile app?!” Well here you have it: our brand new app is now available on Android and IOS! If you already have an account with us, you get to download the […]
Thu, Feb 01 2018
Where to Watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show in ASL?
ASL Deafined Blog Did you know captions during live shows are notoriously slow and sometimes non-existent? Jo Rose Benfield will be signing Justin Timberlake’s performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show on dpan.tv! --- The Deaf Performing Arts Network annually livestreams the half-time show, paired with an ASL performer or interpreter. Last year infamous terp Amber Galloway Gal...
Fri, Jan 26 2018
Deaf Athletes in Sports – Inclusion and Athletics
ASL Deafined Blog A viral commercial from Microsoft featuring the California School of the Deaf’s football team using their new tablet captured the attention of the Deaf and Hearing communities alike, and now a knew question has risen: How do the Deaf play sports? We learn pretty quickly from the commercial alone that Deaf Athletes train and play […]
Fri, Jan 19 2018
Announcing the Face of our NEW APP (coming soon!)
ASL Deafined Blog That’s right, Deafiners! You will complete access our 16,000 dictionary, as well as other favorite features. Handshapes and locations, favorites, themed lessons will now be available from the palm of your hand. As long as you have a login for ASLdeafined, you will be able to access the APP for FREE. Keep an eye out- […]
Fri, Jan 12 2018
Our New Year’s Resolution – Inclusion
ASL Deafined Blog As we ring in the New Year we’re all anxious to start that cleanse and hit the gym, but we’d like to take a minute and think about something else this year: Inclusion. The Deaf community is filled with stories of awkward dinners and relatives they can’t talk to. This year we want to make […]
Thu, Jan 04 2018
FULL vs FED UP – What’s the difference?
ASL Deafined Blog We had an interesting question on our Twitter page’s #SignOfTheDay: Can you use the sign for FULL to mean FED UP? Our handy-dandy experts say… YES! This sign can be used to mean both FULL and FED UP. You can avoid confusion by setting up context. For example, you would talk about what […]
Thu, Jan 04 2018
ASLdeafined Founder Paul Fugate Interviewed by Ashleigh...
ASL Deafined Blog ASHLEIGH IN A.S.L.: ASL Deafined is a website that teaches American Sign Language! The creator, Paul Fugate, is in town to discuss the process of learning, and issues facing the Deaf community. Posted by Ashleigh Walters on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 For captions, look under Settings (small gear icon under the video).
Fri, Dec 29 2017
The Night Before Christmas in ASL
ASL Deafined Blog Thanks to ASL Nook, we have this adorable version of The Night Before Christmas in American Sign Language! Merry Christmas, Deafiners!
Thu, Dec 21 2017
10 Signs You Need To Know For Christmas!
ASL Deafined Blog Christmas is only 10 DAYS AWAY! To help us count down to Christmas, let’s learn 10 signs in ASL about CHRISTMAS! Reindeer Christmas Christmas Dinner Joyful Scrooge Candy Cane Wrapping Gifts Shopping Church Santa Claus Try us out for FREE for 3 DAYS! CLICK HERE!
Fri, Dec 15 2017
5 Lessons You Didn’t Know We Covered in ASLdeafined
ASL Deafined Blog Ever wonder what you’re missing out on? Discover these 5 Awesome ASL Lessons of ASLdeafined! Technology for the Deaf Thanks to some really smart cookies out there, there’s a TON of technology available to help out the deaf. One of the most common devices, a Video Phone, allows a deaf person to make phone calls! […]
Fri, Dec 08 2017
What’s New With ASLdeafined?
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined has had a lot of news lately, so here’s the scoop! Better Resources for Teachers ………ASLdeafined has over 200 lessons… and now they all have handouts specifically for teachers! Games, worksheets, quizzes, and more are now available for classroom use. The Gift of Sign Language Our Holiday Gift Certificates have […]
Thu, Nov 30 2017
Gift the Beautiful Gift of Language This Holiday Season
ASL Deafined Blog Do you know anyone who… is taking an ASL class? has a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing coworker? recently had a deaf child? wants to become an interpreter? With ASLdeafined you learn at your own pace with real Deaf Community experts, have access to our growing 16,000+ ASL video dictionary, and will be the first to access our […]
Sat, Nov 25 2017
Coming Soon…. The Mobile App for ASLdeafined!
ASL Deafined Blog That’s right- after several years of bring the best ASL online textbook to your school and your home, we are bringing it right to your smartphone! […]
Fri, Nov 17 2017
Same, But DIfferent: Variations for the Word COMPUTER
ASL Deafined Blog Accents develop in most languages and sign language is no exception: Countries that use American Sign Language include the United States, Canada, and even the Philippines! Different countries, states, and even towns will have their own signs mixed within ASL. How cool is that? The sign for COMPUTER particularly varies a lot. Check out seven different […]
Thu, Nov 09 2017
ASL Tip- Don’t forget your facial expressions!
ASL Deafined Blog American Sign Language is an amazing and expressive language- but if you don’t “show it” your signing will fall flat! Let’s take the sign for HAPPY, for example. If you don’t sign it with a smile then you may convey a sarcastic tone. Try it like Mindy! Your facial expressions don’t just provide context, they […]
Fri, Nov 03 2017
Lauching our New Twitter Daily #SignOfTheDay
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined has a growing Twitter presence and they all love the same thing: ASL videos! That’s why we are now launching #SignOfTheDay on Twitter! With #SignOfTheDay not only will you get a sneak peak into our ever-growing video dictionary, but you’ll also learn a new sign in ASL everyday! How cool is that? Today we […]
Thu, Oct 26 2017
Why is our ASL Dictionary the BEST?
ASL Deafined Blog You’re desperate to finish that ASL homework… or maybe that sign is on the tip of your ‘fingers’- either way you need that sign NOW! So why choose ASLdeafined? 16,000+ Videos: Our video dictionary contains vocabulary from our lessons, variations of those signs, and even requested words from anyone that learns with us! Variations for […]
Fri, Oct 20 2017
Top 15 Reasons Why People Join ASLdeafined.com
ASL Deafined Blog Here are the top 15 reasons why people join ASLdeafined.com 15. To learn to communicate with co-workers. 14. To become an interpreter for the Deaf. 13. To learn about Deaf culture. 12. To get better at receptive skills. 11. To have 24/7 access to ASL. 10. To practice ASL handshapes. 9. To become fluent at ASL. […]
Sun, Oct 15 2017
Ask A Deafie: 10 Frequently Asked Questions
ASL Deafined Blog One of our Deaf instructors, Jenna, has taken some time out to answer some questions she’s just plain tired of hearing. (Get it?!) 1. IT’S SO NICE TO ME-ET YOU! 😀 AH! Nice to meet you too! But there’s no need to yell- just talk at an even pace and try not to mumble. 2. […]
Thu, Oct 12 2017
5 Reasons Why Teachers Use ASLdeafined
ASL Deafined Blog Today is World Teacher’s Day and you all know just how much we LOVE our teachers… but do you know why our teachers love US? 1. Easy Lesson Planning ASLdeafined is already organized into four levels to help keep consistent curriculum throughout your ASL program, and each lesson consists of around 20 vocabulary words (with […]
Thu, Oct 05 2017
Homeschooling with ASLdeafined – 5 Steps to Easy Lesson...
ASL Deafined Blog Not everyone learns in a classroom, and Sign Language is a lot easier to learn when you can see it- right? That means that learning from a bunch of papers isn’t going to help out much! Here’s a quick-guide to help you set up the #1 Online ASL Textbook fast and easy! Step 1: Sign […]
Fri, Sep 29 2017
Rejuvenate your ASL Program with ASLdeafined!
ASL Deafined Blog The impressive and growing popularity of American Sign Language is sweeping the nation and schools are desperate to keep up with student demand- but are they choosing the best curriculum? Ask yourself these questions: 1. What materials are used? A standard ASL curriculum includes some books and few DVDs with demonstrations of ASL at […]
Fri, Sep 22 2017
The Importance of Qualified Interpreters
ASL Deafined Blog A video has gone viral about an “interpreter” that was seen in a Manatee County emergency broadcast in Florida: As you can see from the captions, this isn’t exactly easy to understand- right? This is probably a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Conveniently, Manatee County offers a PDF available on their webpage here where they […]
Thu, Sep 14 2017
It’s the WEEKEND…. and we have ASL homework.
ASL Deafined Blog “I have all this homework due Monday but the book is… well it’s a book. It’s hard to know if I’m signing correctly! I just started the semester and I’m already behind! What should I do?” -AnonGirl We found this common problem on a forum recently- A lot of ASL curricula these days use two-dimensional […]
Fri, Sep 08 2017
Questions by ASL Teachers…Answered!
ASL Deafined Blog How much does it cost per student to use ASLdeafined.com? The cost per student is just $12.00 for the entire calendar year. So, that is 365 days to use our program. That is $1.00 per month, per student. We believe that students should have access 24/7 and not just during the school day. School […]
Sun, Sep 03 2017
Study the easy way with ‘My Vocabulary’!
ASL Deafined Blog It’s Thursday night. You have a test tomorrow in ASL and you want to review as fast as possible. We’ve all been there once or twice (or more…) but 2D Flashcards just don’t work when you’re studying Sign Language- Here’s how to use our site to make studying for that test fast and easy! Step […]
Thu, Aug 31 2017
The 7 Learning Styles & ASLdeafined
ASL Deafined Blog We practice what we preach! At ASLdeafined our Deaf instructors teach American Sign Language one sign at a time to ensure that everyone can learn with us. We utilitize techniques to ensure that all learning styles can take advantage of what the site has to offer. All seven learning styles can be applied to or […]
Fri, Aug 25 2017
A Peak Into Our Dictionary
ASL Deafined Blog You get what you pay for- but what are you paying for? Here’s what you get for just $6 a month! 1. More than 16,000 videos. ASLdeafined.com is regularly updated to add more to this already massive video dictionary, and every video is signed by a real Deaf individual. You aren’t just getting more… you’re getting the […]
Fri, Aug 18 2017
ASLDeafined and Social Media
ASL Deafined Blog Want to make sure you’re up to date on ALL the latest news from ASLdeafined? Check out our pages for deals, study tips, and PLENTY of ASL! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASLDeafinedMI/ Twitter: @ASLdeafined LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3659572 ---
Fri, Aug 11 2017
The School Bell is About to Ring…
ASL Deafined Blog Will you be ready when the bell rings the first day of school? ASLdeafined is here to help you by answering some recent questions from our users. We would like to share our responses to the most recent questions. Is it true that ASLdeafined has lessons plans for all of their lessons? Yes. This is […]
Thu, Aug 10 2017
We Teamed Up With No More Voicing for Online Classes!
ASL Deafined Blog One upon a time we met a great friend trending on Twitter called No More Voicing. This awesome group is dedicated to equal access for all and making sure ALL videos have Closed Captions, as well as spreading ASL/Deaf awareness! What an awesome group! No More Voices recently had a bunch of their following asking […]
Fri, Aug 04 2017
Teacher Lesson Plans – FREE
ASL Deafined Blog Hello fellow teachers. Are you ready for another school year? At ASLdeafined, we are ready to help you make it a WONDERFUL school year. We just added teacher plans to all of the lessons online. Everyone that has a teacher account will be able to view the lesson plans, which are directly above the vocabulary […]
Sun, Jul 30 2017
I Can’t Find This Word! What Should I Do?
ASL Deafined Blog We have a truly massive dictionary on our site- but what happens when you can’t find a word? After typing in the word you are searching for it will pull up potential matches and synonyms. If the word isn’t available you can request it- no really! It’s that easy! For a visual step-by-step, take a […]
Thu, Jul 20 2017
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Our Dictionary
ASL Deafined Blog Our dictionary, consisting of THOUSANDS of videos, holds a few hidden secrets: 1. Sign variations and synonyms are shown at the bottom of each video. We have links to sign variations right at the bottom of the video! You can also find synonyms here. 2. You can add words to a list for review […]
Sun, Jul 16 2017
Study Tool Feature: Slow-Mo!
ASL Deafined Blog “GAH! This video is way too fast!! I’ve watched it 1,000 times! HELP!” Don’t worry! ASLdeafined has a handy-dandy feature to help you out: If you find a video is a bit fast, just select the box in the upper-left hand corner of the video and BOOM- you’re in business! Check out how helpful it is for […]
Fri, Jul 14 2017
Getting a Deaf person’s attention
ASL Deafined Blog Although this seems like common sense, it’s important to reiterate the proper way to get a Deaf person’s attention. Do NOT: throw things, hit, shove, yell as loud as you can, etc. to get someone’s attention. Just like with a hearing person, treat them with respect. All you need to do is a light tap […]
Wed, Jul 12 2017
Do’s and don’ts of passing through a conversation
ASL Deafined Blog When two, or more, Deaf people are conversing there are do’s and don’ts regarding how to pass by. In the examples below, Angela will show you the right and wrong ways to pass by. This is how you should NOT pass through a conversation… Watch as Angela walks rudely in between Mindy and […]
Wed, Jul 12 2017
What to do when someone is signing too fast
ASL Deafined Blog There may be times when you come across a person who signs at a faster speed than you’re use to. Don’t panic, especially if you’re still learning the language. Simply ask the person to slow down and remind them that you’re still learning. Watch as Kelly lets Diana know that she is signing too fast […]
Wed, Jul 12 2017
Eye contact in the Deaf Community
ASL Deafined Blog Just like in the hearing community, it’s very important to maintain eye contact in conversations. In the Deaf community, once you break eye contact you are no longer listening to the other person. This is considered to be rude and disrespectful. Watch how Kelly loses focus and breaks eye contact with Diana during their conversation…
Wed, Jul 12 2017
Handshape Review – ‘C’
ASL Deafined Blog Handshapes can get tricky at times- and today we are going to focus on the ‘C’ handshape! For a quick review, here are ten signs that use the ‘C’ handshape: Drink Cup Cousin Search Burger Treasure Weird Desire Giraffe Picture You know what’s cool? ASLdeafined had an option to look up handshapes- so you […]
Fri, Jul 07 2017
Interpreter Training Program Students
ASL Deafined Blog It is only right to recognize all of the future Interpreter Training Program (ITP) students. I would like to thank them for considering the interpreting profession. Across the United States, we are in desperate need of interpreters. I am so grateful for students who want to become interpreters for the Deaf. And, even though many […]
Mon, Jul 03 2017
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 […]
Thu, Jun 29 2017
Vlog – LGBT Signs
ASL Deafined Blog Jenna took some time to show you guys some LGBT-friendly signs! Take a Look!
Fri, Jun 23 2017
The Telephone Game: A Hidden Retention Exercise
ASL Deafined Blog Why Play? Learning American Sign Languages has it’s challenges, and luckily there are fun ways to practice! A student’s retention, or their ability to understand ASL, can be a toughie to develop. Good thing we have “The Telephone Game!” How To Play: All students should line up in two rows, facing away from the Judge (teacher […]
Fri, Jun 16 2017
Gilbert Baker & The Flag – LGBT Pride Month
ASL Deafined Blog A Quick History of the LGBT Flag Gilbert Baker was recently portrayed in Dustin Lance Black’s When We Rise and is the creator of the iconic LGBT flag and it’s proud rainbow. The originally had eight colors, and is show in the photo to the left: This particular flag stretched over two kilometers of Key West […]
Fri, Jun 09 2017
Deaf Expert of the Month: Mindy!
ASL Deafined Blog You see a LOT of Mindy on our site and Facebook page- And it’s no surprise she’s our Deaf Expert of the Month! Whenever you need a big smile, she’s there to help! We LOVE her enthusiasm! Here she is signing EXCITED: Mindy was born deaf, and graduated from Madonna University with a bachelor’s degree […]
Fri, Jun 02 2017
ASL vs BSL – Turtles!
ASL Deafined Blog This week we celebrated Turtle Day! We LOVE the sign for turtle in ASL- that cute little shell! – but did you know the sign for turtle is JUST as cute in British Sign Language? We sign this (ASL): Our neighbors across the pond sign the word turtle like this: [link] It looks […]
Fri, May 26 2017
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